History on your Doorstep Exhibition Success
Braunstone Heritage Archive Group recently launched their latest exhibition, which was hailed as a success by local residents.
Braunstone Heritage Archive Group are based at the Civic Centre, Kingsway, close to Braunstone Lane, which marks the Leicester City / County border. This area tends to be a focus of the group; highlighting buildings from the original Braunstone Village.
Scattered amongst the more modern dwellings are the school, shop, a row of cottages, Manor Farm House and the pub – what more do you want? The Church is nearby, as is Braunstone Hall.
This was the Braunstone Heritage Archive Group’s third exhibition and the Group have put all of the learning from past exhibitions into practice.
Pat Bates, from the Group said “We have learned something new each time. We recognised the love of maps and school photographs and so we improved our layout to enable more people to pore over them. We have increased the amount of artefacts that can be handled; children were able to enjoy cup and ball, whip and top and a Rubik’s cube; whereas the adults favoured the underwear and accessories. The loan of three manikins enhanced our clothing display, one with a gentleman in uniform and two with ladies in ‘forties’ dresses. This complemented the section on Wartime activities as our tribute in this commemorative year.
Displaying items from our collection gives us and visitors a great deal of pleasure.”
The permanent display cabinet in the Civic Centre, in Braunstone has a rolling programme of small artefacts from our collection. At present the exhibition includes Christmas decorations and toys, a WW1 tribute, tins and ceramics.