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Our fourth blog post celebrating National Volunteer's Week is written by our of our Young Creative Curators John Cosslett who has been working with the collections at the museum since last year. 'I enjoy working as a volunteer at The Erewash Museum because I get to scan photographs and see things like royal visits to the town in the past, and photos of Stanton Ironworks.  I like looking and seeing what it was like to live in the past.  I have always wanted to do this kind of thing since I was a young boy and I would love to have more knowledge...
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roll of honour
Our copy of the WWI Roll of Honour has recently been newly restored and framed in the Long Eaton Council Chambers. The old copy of the roll was in a very bad state of repair and the frame was not of conservation grade or quality; this had over time led to the deterioration of the Artwork it contained. The new version of the roll has been produced on high quality conservation grade materials which includes acid-free under mounts and window mounts to separate the panels from the frames. The glazing is exceptional quality; TruVue Museum Glass which is light weight and...
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Albert Smith's Medals
The First World War medals pictured below (ILKEM: 2013.1/e-h) were awarded to Albert Edwin Smith for his military service during the War. Albert was born in Long Eaton and lived there his entire life. With the outbreak of war in 1914 he volunteered for service and joined the South Notts. Hussars regiment. In 1915 the regiment sailed to Salonika (today known as Thessalonika), Greece, as part of the British Salonika Force. This force was sent at the request of the Greek Prime Minister to assist the Serbian military in their fight against Bulgarian aggression. Albert stayed in Salonika until August 1918 when...
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Last Supper casting in Erewash Museum collection
This moulded wall plaque (ILKEM: 2012.47) is a depiction of Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' and was donated to Erewash Museum in 2011. The plaque was produced at Stanton Ironworks and is believed to have been made as part of an apprenticeship. It recently featured on an episode of ITV's 'Dickenson's Real Deal' when Museum Manager Nicola Wood took an assortment of Stanton Ironworks related objects along to the show and spoke about the importance of the role the Ironworks has in the heritage of the local area. It is known that a number of similar wall plaques depicting 'The...
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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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