What a bumper turnout for the last of the August MITG events of the year. The very appreciative audience, which at one point numbered 105, were handsomely entertained by the 21 strong Coningsby And Tattershall Strummers (CATS) ukulele band. Luckily the weather just held off and most of the audience were able to find a place under the three awnings in use on the day. Seating was at a premium and all museum chairs were pressed into use and we are thankful that some attendees headed the advice to bring along their own picnic chairs.
As usual John Wilkinson welcomed CATS and the audience and explained that this free event was possible following a National Lottery Community Fund grant and that refreshments at the interval would also be free; teas, coffees, homemade cakes and biscuits. The regular museum volunteer team had set up the awnings, chairs and refreshments and are all to be congratulated on yet another major museum event that went like clockwork.
The museum will be participating in Heritage Week by having free entry for all on Sunday 19th September plus music in the garden provided by the Spalding Folk Group. It is hoped to have our courtyard cafe open during the afternoon and a small charge of £1 per tea/coffee and £1 per slice of cake will be made. We hope that all our regulars and more will join us and take the opportunity to look around the museum.
A gallery of photos from this event follow: