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June 28, 2019

Tomorrow, Thorney Heritage Museum wil be represented in the 1940s area at Crowland Show - do come and see us if you are there.  We will have information boards about the Prisoner of War Camp (later the European Voluntary Workers' Camp) and a copy of the catalogue from...

June 21, 2019

Yesterday Thorney's Curator visited the Octavia Hill Museum in the morning, by invitation of Peter Clayton who has been involved in the Society which runs it since it started.  I was invited to revisit to see recent developments and also to meet the Chairman of the Cha...

June 17, 2019

After some time being kept in quarantine, and also after being treated with a museum-quality insecticide, this wartime fire-watching ladder has been taken to the Museum to add to the new wartime room which will open in early 2020.  It has GRVI (King George VI) and 1942...

June 17, 2019

"A silver-plated spoon" on Thorney history

When I visited Woburn Abbey on a wet day last month, one of their helpful guides suggested reading this book, published by the 15th Duke of Bedford, whose family had owned Thorney, in 1959.  It is an autobiography, but with a l...

June 3, 2019

Thorney Heritage Museum and several residents of the village, together with experts from elsewhere, have worked with Hannah Saunders @saundershannah to make a 4 part programme about the history and stories of Thorney.  The Curator, Dorothy, spoke on part 1 which was br...

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