Christmas Past event Saturday 26th November 2022


Today was a free open day at the museum with the theme of Christmas Past. The museum had been decorated in old style trees and streamers plus plenty of old Christmas ornaments. The collections team had excelled themselves in creating suitably old Christmas displays in the cabinets plus decking the whole museum, including the Community Room, with a sense of Christmas Past.

Judith, Jane and the rest of the Education team were enjoying helping many children and parents participate in a selection of crafts including making birds and animals out of pine cones, clay modelling, making reindeers and dogs fron micro fleece squares plus creating wool ball creatures. A fun time had by all and provided free by the museum volunteers.

Patsy and Ivan were entertaining visitors to the museum as our resident meeters and greeters, telling the story of the museum and its previous occupants.

Kelly and Tracie admirably held the fort in reception and also helped out on the cake stall; thank you ladies.

Trish and her helpers ran the cake stall which also sold gingerbread, brownies, plum fairies, handmade tree decorations, kitted toys and second-hand books amongst other things. A healthy sum from sales and donations was accrued. Well done one and all.

Annette and the Friends team provided refreshments in the form of a spiced fruit punch, teas/coffees and hot chocolate plus mince pies and ginger men biscuits. They were kept busy throughout the day.

Thanks also to volunteers who erected and took down the awnings; well done chaps.

Not forgetting the 100 plus visitors who came and enjoyed themselves at our little Christmas Past event. All seemed to enjoy themselves and sang their hearts out to the Christmas carols accompanied by the Woodhall Spa Community band.

This event was a resounding success and one of our volunteers even said “what are doing for next Christmas?”