|Museum Registrar, Leanne Dodds taking in the new donations|
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
We would really like to collect some more contemporary love stories to display when the museum opens this Autumn.
|Medieval ring from Sandal Castle - the inscription reads 'I'm all yours' in medieval French|
Monday, September 10, 2012
In addition to tours, we will produce some interactive family and school trails - the screen will ask questions to encourage you to look closer at an object, or consider a topic more deeply.
|The mediaPacker - exciting new guided tours and interactive trails|
We plan to start with developing an interactive family trail to really test our programming skills! This will be followed by an expert-led tour for adult users. Trail content for young adults/teenagers will be devised in collaboration with secondary school pupils. That's just for starters!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
|Lee Wheeler and his assistant James at work|
|The Celtic head, mounted for display|
|The mounts are made to hold the objects securely and discreetly|
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
|Museum Registrar, Leanne Dodds, editing audio clips|
These include quotes such as this one from Geoff Oakes talking about returning to Wakefield after winning the Challenge Cup in 1960:
"We came back on the train to Wakefield Westgate station and they had an open top brewery waggon and we all climbed on that and went up Westgate on which you couldn't move, it was chaos, absolutely brilliant, just a wonderful memory."
|Showing the Challenge Cup to the crowds from Wakefield Town Hall, 1960|
We also have a series of oral histories from people who grew up during the Second World War. These short clips provide a wonderful insight into Wartime Wakefield, and include snippets such as:
"At the entrance to Clarence Park there were two big iron gates and two pillars with big stone balls on the top. When the bomb had blasted, one of these two balls had blown off in the middle of the road and in the dark, one of the ARP Wardens saw it with a flashlight and thought it was a bomb. So they closed the road off, until daylight, when they realised what it was and then felt right fools!"
Leanne is also editing video clips to be shown in the museum. These include footage of Wakefield Trinity, of the centre of Wakefield in 1925, and an interview with Denis Parkinson, the 5 time TT winner.