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“It is said that his birth was marked by earthquakes, tidal waves, tornadoes, firestorms, the explosion of three neighbouring stars and, shortly afterwards, by the issuing of over six and three quarter million writs for damages from all the major landowners in his Galactic sector. However, the only person by whom this is said is Beeblebrox himself” (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams). As an example of how myths can start, this is a reasonably good, if exaggerated, example. And, being about birth, I feel it somehow appropriate for this, the first post in a series based around...
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Through this museum blog, we always want to showcase different voices and different responses to the museum, our collection, our special events and our community. Everyone is different and the blog would be boring if it was only ever the staff who posted through here. Sometimes, new eyes notice details that we don’t, or a new visitor is interested in an aspect of our history we’d never really considered. As part of this, beginning in March 2017, the museum is hosting four students on placement from the School of English at the University of Nottingham. All of the students will be...
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  Written by our volunteer Charlie (aka-Santa's elf!)   At the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign, Christmas was barely celebrated in Britain. By the end however, it was considered to be the most important event of the calendar, with a  focus on traditions and family. Charles Dickens contributed massively to the spread of these traditions through his famous book ‘A Christmas Carol’, a book that influenced how many Victorian families approached the season. It is widely believed that Prince Albert was responsible for the introduction of the Christmas tree. He was born in Germany, where Evergreen trees were traditionally brought into...
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Blog written by Max Biddulph J. P. Collins and Sons Waltzer De Luxe, Ilkeston Market Place, October (copyright uncertain As the days shorten and September moves into October, Ilkestonians look forward to Ilkeston Charter Fair which, along with Oxford St Giles and Loughborough Fair, is unique in England as one of our few remaining great street fairs. This year’s event will be held between the 19th and 22 October, 2016, and will celebrate the 764th granting of the Charter by Henry III in 1252. As a young person growing up in the town in the 1960s, my memories of the...
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Event blog written by our young volunteer Aiden: When I walked through the gates of the museum, I felt like I had actually travelled back in time tothe forties. There were people wearing old fashioned clothes like old police and military uniforms; people were singing old fashioned songs and others were dancing to them. There were also old fashioned cars like ‘Austins’ and old ‘Willys jeeps’ from the war. Inside the museum was a lady who was telling people about the rations and how it all worked using the ration book to get a certain amount of food and using coupons...
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