A Happy New Year to all my friends and thank you for your support during 2014.
So it’s out with the old year and in with the new!
The million pound HLF funding decision will be in early March. We are all willing it to be successful and then volunteers and staff can plan their future roles within the refurbished museum. But first of all we have the Friends of the Museum season of talks and lectures.
Friday 23rd January 2 pm. A talk by John Penny on ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ showing us Archive Films of the ‘Avon and Somerset Riviera’ from the beginning of the 1900’s.
On Saturday 25th January from 12 to 4 pm there is the Somerset Show at the Winter Gardens and the results of the ‘Day in the life of’ competition at 1.30 pm.
For those fashionados amongst us we have the Mayor’s Fashion Show on Thursday 5th February at 7.30 pm.
My favourite, and I’m sure a firm favourite of like minded folk, is on Friday 27th February at 2 pm when we are led ‘Down the Garden Path’ holding hands with Linda Hall and regaled with the ‘History of the Privy from Roman times to the present day’.
And in March is our AGM on Thursday 19th at 7pm when Cllr John Crockford-Hawley will entertain us with tales of ‘West Country Smuggling’ and will give us an update on the Museum’s bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
As usual, meetings are held in the Museum in Burlington St and are FREE to members. Visitors are welcome at all our talks for a small fee on the door.