Emsworth Museum seeks help with diamond jubilee exhibition

Stephen Cook from Warblington, looking at the exhibition.
Stephen Cook from Warblington, looking at the exhibition.

A museum needs help in putting on a special exhibition to commemorate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

The Emsworth Museum wants people to share their memories of celebrating the day for their Royal Jubilation exhibition, which will run from June 2 to July 1.

Maureen Barrett, steward at Emsworth Museum, with some of the bibles and prayer books which customers could take from the exhibition.

Maureen Barrett, steward at Emsworth Museum, with some of the bibles and prayer books which customers could take from the exhibition.

The event hopes to show Emsworth celebrating royal events and any photographs or footage of street parties held, including the water festival, are needed.

The museum’s current exhibition, A thousand years of worship: the history of St Thomas a Becket Church, Warblington, was launched on April 7 and can be enjoyed by visitors until April 29.

It retells the history of the church, from its Saxon origins, through to its two restorations, the latest of which was a result of a fire last year.

The exhibition features photographs, and artefacts, from the church’s history and includes a 1611 King James Bible and beautiful textiles created for the church.

The museum is open on Saturdays and bank holidays from 10.30am until 4.30pm; Sundays from 2.30pm until 4.30pm; and is open on St George’s Day (this Monday) from 10am until 2pm.

Anyone willing to help can contact Marguerita Taplin on 01243 374105 or ms.taplin@yahoo.co.uk, Dorothy Bone 01243 378091 or call in at Museum at 10b North Street, Emsworth.