Sadly, most of you will have been expecting this.
We had hoped that, with
things not being quite so bad around
Hull and East Yorkshire, at least as
yet, we may have been able to squeeze
another couple of weeks before we had to
All of the planned future
events are therefore cancelled for the
time being. Some, like the model
railway event next month, may get
re-scheduled for later in the
year. The Jack Harrison VC 3-day
event, plus the May VE-Day exhibtion,
the Headscarves Project, and any others
that I've missed, will also be
Between the website itself, the phone and FaceBook, we’ll find a way to stay in touch with one another.
Stay safe everyone, and until we meet again .. ..
All the best to Everyone, wherever you are, from all at the Museum.
OUR UNIVERSAL CURES!
By way of raising a smile .. .. . . in these straightened times.
the graphics above, just either
side of the clock. We could
do with a good laugh, especially
at Danger. Our Museum
advertises two universal
cure-alls, that should help in the
present crisis and ward off
thought we'd like to show you a
couple of ancient posters we have
on display inside the museum.
These caught my eye just as I was
checking round the place and
locking up - perhaps for some time
- after I called up there this
morning to finish a couple of jobs
left undone from last week.
I alone. I could hear creaking and
strange noises . . . wierd.
a jolly "Jak Tar" doing his
hornpipe to bring you the
disinfectant to end all
disinfectants. Reckits, Proctor
& Gamble, eat your hearts out.
This is the stuff to finish
anything. Boy, do we need
something like this for now. But,
note, it was not good for
cats. But for dancing, it's
have Dr Drake, and his miraculous
cures. I'm often weak at the
knees, so this should do the
trick! In the meantime, I'm
self-isolating in my Man Shed,
with a good supply of whisky and
gin, purely for hand-washing you
understand, old fashioned soap
being in such short supply.
Not sure if this will do much good
for my heavy breathing and
smarting lions, but we'll give it
a try. Always knew big cats
were very clever, eh. But
for now folks, I'm going on the
pill. Drake's Pill.
There's a theme here, folks, Jak Tar and Drake ?? Got it? ... we're saved, by the Royal Navy yet again. So let's here it for all our lads and lasses afloat defending our shipping lanes and bringing us Good Cheer.
In the meantime, we have news that all roadsigns containing place names are to be either removed or turned around. This is to confusticate the enemy, for we believe if Mr Covid has no firm directions, he'll not find his way here to trouble us and, who knows, he may well miss Hull and The East Riding altogether. !?!
where's my hand-washing
substance. I can assure you
that something like a normal
service may be resumed one
day. I may be one day.
meantime, look after each other,
till we meet again! And
smile, and do the only thing
that's free and not now proscribed
NOW FOR THE SERIOUS STUFF
BEWARE SCAMMERS ... THIEVES ... VAGABONDS !
Seriously, I kid you not. Thieves are already hard at work trying to defraud and cheat older folk, and all others having to self-isolate, out of considerable amounts of money. And they are succeeding!
Gangs are already in some areas, posing as Red Cross or other charity workers, knocking on doors and offering to do the shopping. You may guess, you will get no shopping. Trust no one you do not know, or anyone you cannot quickly trace to a local address or business.
Similarly with phone scams. If you don't know the number, then don't pick up. If you don't have Caller ID, listen carefully and do not give away any personal details whatsoever. Not banking, not even your address. If you are already ex-directory, these scammers do not know where you live, unless you tell them. All they have is a number to ring and try their luck. Even if you are in the book, they will still not be sure they have the right number, as a lot of them are using old and out-of-date lists.
IF YOU DO NEED HELP, with shopping or anything else; my best advice and your first ports of call should be:
lots of options for help.