Our Object of the Week, recently donated, bids fair to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest object in the Museum. It is called ‘The Young Man’s Book of Knowledge’, and was published in 1769, which makes it exactly 250 years old. It comes in six parts: God, Theology, Natural Philosophy, Geography, Geometry and Astronomy, Music and Vibration!
Visitors to our Museum will now pass through a more distinguished entrance, thanks to the erection of the two pillars marking the J C Edwards Offices, which have just been transferred here from their original site in Trevor.
Our Objects this week are three items from our Shops of Cefn Mawr Special Exhibition: Parkinson’s Humbugs, Oxo Cubes and Robin Starch are the products of yesteryear, no doubt freely available and often bought in Cefn’s shops.
Our Object this week is a recently donated camera in our photography collection, complete with its case. It’s an Iloca, a West German camera from the 1950s.
Our Objects this week are seed measures — they are on display in the new Seed Factory Exhibition which has begun this week.
Our Object this week is a glass panel from the wall of the Air Products factory, probably dating from the 1950s.
Our Object this week is a recently donated Ferguson record player from the classic era of vinyl. It has the usual 33, 45 and 78 rpm speeds, and its own speaker, but includes a socket for headphone listening. A radio is also attached. We now have a range of record playing devices, from an early wind-up gramophone to a 1950s radiogram.
Our Object this week is a recently donated Gyroscope Top, a plaything to which you attach string to make it spin!
Our Objects this week come from our new Special Exhibition, ‘The Shops of Cefn Mawr’.Three locally named pieces of crockery, souvenirs of Rhosymedre sand Cefn Mawr, no doubt on sale locally as well.
Just a reminder that the Museum will be closed for both May Bank Holidays — Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May. We shall of course be open for the Wednesday and Friday of these weeks.