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Roll of honour
Below is a link to a list of those from Long Eaton and surrounding areas that fought and lost their lives in the First World War. The list has been researched and compiled by local historians Keith Reedman and Peter Fox. For further information please contact either Keith Reedman or Peter Fox. View the Unofficial Roll of Honour [PDF]...
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Volunteer Debbi Mills
For the past few weeks local schools have been visiting the museum to learn about the First World War. Kensington Junior's Year 6 classes, Chaucer Infant's Year 2 classes and Years 3 and 4 from St Thomas Catholic Primary School all came and seemed to really enjoy the workshops. The children did a fact finding trail around the museum with plenty of horrible facts about life in the trenches (did you know that the tinned stew the soldiers ate was so disgusting they called it 'dog vomit'?). We also made poppies and wrote postcards from the trenches to loved ones back...
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bronze age axe
This magnificent axe-head was discovered in West Park, Long Eaton in 1968. It dates to the Early Bronze Age period, approximately 2000 BC. An examination of the stone suggests that the axe was made somewhere near Nuneaton. The polished finish shows how skilled the maker must have been. A hole has been drilled at one end to allow a shaft of wood to be attached and used as a handle. The Bronze Age in Britain lasted from roughly 2500 BC to 700 BC and was a period of great change. The production and use of bronze tools and weapons increased dramatically...
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Image courtesy of Glynn Wilton
In October we attended the Derbyshire Heritage Awards 2014 at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. It was a great night that was made even better when we were successful in two of the four categories we entered! We came highly commended in the 'Inspiration' category for the new War Gallery and First World War Centenary Event. We're very pleased with how the War Gallery has turned out and we've received some very positive feedback from visitors. The Centenary event was a great success and something we felt was essential in this anniversary year. We began the project at the start of...
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Heritage Lottery Fund
In July we were delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £503,600 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding will be used to completely renovate the stable block. The ground floor will include an interactive exhibition space detailing what life was like in the 19th century at Dalby House through the sights, smells and sounds of a Victorian stable. Next door to the exhibition will be a Victorian themed café where visitors to the museum can enjoy refreshments and learn about Victorian food and diet. The first floor will be a brand new learning and community space...
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