Sutton & Wawne Museum News
We wish all our many friends, supporters and well-wishers, wherever in the world they are, the very best for 2021. Chin Up !!
Right now, perhaps many of us are in need of some cheering up. In which case, can I recommend a brief interlude by posting the following:
By golly, don't we all really need a good laugh right now. For those that are not old enough to remember Pam Ayres, she is a very funny lady from deepest Oxfordshire, still going strong with her own brand of wit.
Here's her 2020 Virus Poem: this link to it is on the website:
Rotary Club of Melbourne in Victoria. English humour from Australia!
Well done Pam, you don't 'alf travel well ... I hope she wouldn't mind a link being posted here, but your webmaster is a very old fan.
I remember the teeth! And not spotting the perils beneath! Nuff said!
And if you're still really bored and would like to browse an album, we have now made available just one album from our extensive collection online, which previously could only be viewed by visiting the museum. It is planned to change the album to a fresh one perhaps once a month or so, depending on how it goes.
Click the album, or EVENTS button in the menu to view.
It is very quiet in the Old School Museum
Even the mice have gone to sleep
Nothing moves, and all is still .. ..
No sounds, no laughter, not even a peep.
But hark, is that a creak .. ?
Of a squeaky floor or a wooden door ...
... a softly closing desk lid enhancing
the echos of children, long, long, past -
in gentle laughter and the joys of dancing.
For if we stand, and listen, so very quietly
We can hear in those very rafters
their joyful songs, and a glee that lasts
and will still be sensed by those
who come here in years long after ...
long after we all have long since passed.
© 2020 . . . Sutton & Wawne Museum
These images were taken by Eric Johnson for the Dominoes series
of teaching books. Our own collection of the series is incomplete, and so these have been supplied from scans done by Amanda Denwood who now lives in Cumbria. Amanda visited the museum last year, and noted which books were missing, and offered to scan the missing ones for us from her own collection.
For folks longing for a semblance of the past,
even the distant past in that far off childhood country
called Nostalgialand, we have a few copies of a new
book to offer, by former Sutton resident and long-time
friend of our museum, Andrew Suddaby.
More general to Britain, but with nods to some
Hull memories that are not specific to Sutton,
this short book in a nice sized font for easy reading
is a general tour of what we did, watched,
and listened to in the UK years ago.
Priced at £7.00 including UK postage only
it will be on offer inside the museum for £5 when we re-open.
Sorry, overseas postage cannot be offered right now,
and in anycase, the cost would probably exceed the book.