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Victorian books and stick puppets prove a hit for the holidays

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Lacey Bygrave
Lacey Bygrave
As everyone with children knows keeping your kids occupied during the long summer holiday can be something of a challenge, so in conjunction with the libraries ‘Reading Challenge’, Sittingbourne’s Heritage Museum ran a Family Activity Day with large exhibition of children's books from Victorian times to 1930's and various activities for the children.

Dik Whibley from the Heritage Museum told us

“The event proved popular this time, but it is difficult to judge just when to run these events, although we will certainly be running more events, I believe that the next one at the library will be in October during half-term.”

I enquired whether there would be further opportunities to view the excellent range of books they had on display and was informed that many of the books were on loan especially for the event however there are a few on display at the Heritage Museum with many more waiting to be catalogued.

Elizabeth Gower
Elizabeth Gower
Dik was keen to add

“We are looking for volunteers to join the Museum and to help with this and several other parts of the whole process of running a Museum. ”

The Museum in East Street is only open on Saturday's from 10:00 to 16:00 and there is also the CSI Anglo-Saxon Exhibition and Conservation Lab in the Forum. The exhibition is open between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

You can contact Dik Whibley for more information. 

From left to right local author Helen Allinson, Dik Whibley from the Heritage Museum and Peggy Jackson.

Andy Hudson

Photos of Lacey Bygrave and Elizabeth Gower with kind permission of the Heritage Museum.


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