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Art Space , Then and Now

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Art Space November 2017 ‘Then and Now’   In 2007...

Borg/McEnroe – Reviewed by Jamie

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You’re probably thinking; “a biopic film about tennis, not exactly...

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WW1 family histories – Can you help us?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1. The museum is currently working on a number of projects to mark this important event and we need your help. We are trying to trace the relatives of a number of men and women from Bishop’s Stortford who were on active service during the war. Over the next few months we will be putting up some more names, so please keep a look out.   Are you related to or do you know someone who is related to: William Chappell or V Chappell (brothers) Ernest Gray F.Halsey T Reeve Harry Saggs Robert...

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The Secret World of Wills

Friday, February 21, 2014

  Colin and Roy, our expert volunteer collection assitants in the Local History section of our off-site store, came across a fantastic group of wills, dating from the 1700’s. Here they share their insights and some odd and amusing stories from the wills. “Tucked away in the Bishops Stortford Cemetery is a store used by the Museum for storage of local history artefacts, which, due to lack of room, cannot be put on display at its main site in the Rhodes Centre. It is, therefore, perhaps appropriate that in this last resting place of many of its local citizens, the...

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Looking back…art at Rhodes

Monday, February 3, 2014

Previous Exhibitions Gallery at Bishop’s Stortford museum (originally called Thorleybourne Gallery, now better known as just ‘The Gallery’) has had a rich and varied program since its launch eight years ago, but there are no written, or any other record of it…Historians need, in my case, art historian, is that something worthy, should be underlined, highlighted and preserved from oblivion. Thus, a decision was made to use this cyber space and make it help us correct the wrongs! We won’t be examining but merely listing all the important exhibitions with the short brief about every one of them that we...

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