Museum appeal for ‘Celebration’ memorabilia and memories

Local people are invited to contribute to the new exhibition at the Museum of East Dorset, which starts in April 2022. ‘East Dorset Celebrates: 70 years of fun and festivities’ will examine how people in Wimborne, and other towns and villages in East Dorset, celebrated important local and national events during the last 70 years. The celebrations will include the Queen’s coronation and jubilees, local carnivals held at Wimborne and Verwood, and ‘The Magpies’ (Wimborne Town FC) winning the FA Vase in 1992.

We would like to hear from anybody willing to share stories or memories of any of these celebrations. For example, do you remember attending a street party for the Coronation, taking part in a carnival, or witnessing the FA Vase victory parade? Do you have any photographs or memorabilia relating to any of these local events?

The deadline for the museum’s appeal is Monday 7th March. Please contact Mark Neathey, Curator, on 01202 882533 or email: [email protected]