Discovering objects

Well done, guys!

Derbyshire Record Office

Our crowdfunding campaign for packaging the objects from our Franklin collection has reached its £1000 target! A huge thank you to everyone who has donated – your support is much appreciated.

The Franklin objects have made us realise that we have other fabulous, exciting – and sometimes downright strange – objects in some of our other collections, which should also be properly packaged in museum quality boxes. So we’ve decided that any extra money we receive through our crowdfunding campaign will be spent on looking after those items.  We’re sure to discover more of them as we start hunting through our collections, but to give you an idea of the kind of objects we have:

An Ashbourne Shrovetide football from the 1930’s:

footballA beautiful piece of embroidery from 1937, showing Bakewell Market Place:

embroideryAnd a collection of textile samples, including this elephant pattern:

elephant

If you’d like to help us look after these…

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