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New Museum

Post by Horris » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:52 pm

On 30/11/2014 a friend of mine will be fulfilling a long ambition and is opening a Radio & Television Museum. It is located in the Suffolk village of Monks Eleigh IP7 7AU. We look forward to meeting any Forum members and members of the public who can come along

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Re: New Museum

Post by Jamie » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:50 pm

Sounds fab! If I can get over I will!

Jamie.

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by Horris » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:05 pm

Look forward to meeting you

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Re: New Museum

Post by Terrykc » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:11 pm

Dave, unless your friend is 'open all hours', some times and/or contact info would be useful ...

Ah! Just realised - we don't have the exact address! Still, looking at a large scale OS map, there aren't that many front doors to knock on ...

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by Horris » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:28 pm

Hi
Sorry about the lack of details.The Museum is housed in an old Chapel ,by the United Reform Church. It is about 250 yds from The Swan Pub. This will be the first opening so we hope everything goes ok.The intention is to open once a month through out the year. There is no admission charge. Any donations are for MacMillan Nurses.

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by Terrykc » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:19 pm

So it must be here:

Monks Eleigh Museum_1.png
Monks Eleigh Museum_2.jpg

Is it the white building or the older building to the right - mostly hidden behind the trees?

EDIT: In case anyone is wondering, the OS Map is used under the Ordnance Survey's OS OpenData™ licence ...

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/li ... icence.pdf

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by Horris » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:26 pm

Hi Terry
Thats it! It is the red brick building to the left of the white building.

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by Terrykc » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:00 pm

Ah! As you said an old Chapel, by the United Reform Church, I took that to mean that the church, which I presumed to be the large red building on the left, was still functioning as such and that the smaller white building beside it must be the chapel!

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by pclover » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:58 am

I have to make a visit to Suffolk after New Year, so it could fit in.

Please post opening days, beyond the first one, and times as soon as you know them.

thanks Gary

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by Horris » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:23 pm

Hi
The intention is to open on the first Sunday in every month.
But we can arrange to open at other times by prior arrangement.

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Re: New Museum

Post by Horris » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:00 pm

Just a reminder that the Museum opens for the first time this Sunday.

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Re: New Museum

Post by DavidW » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:27 pm

Popped along this morning for a quick visit and managed a short chat with Dave (Horris) and the exhibits owner Paul (I hope I've remembered that correctly)
It really is a splendid collection. Amongst the stuff I didn't get photos of are TVs (working via an Aurora),jukeboxes,telephones and amplifiers and loads of sundries.
There was seating and a stage with PA so I assume a presentation went on later (perhaps Horris will enlighten us)
Well worth a visit (my photos really do not do it justice) and donations go to a worthy cause, the Prostate Cancer Research Fund.
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Re: New Museum

Post by Horris » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:51 pm

Many thanks Dave for your kind words and excellent photographs.
We did have some entertainment in the form of Bryan playing his Hammond organ accompanied by John playing drums.
For our fist opening we had about 100 visitors during the day, I don't know how much we managed to donate to McMillan Nurses.
We are opening the first Sunday in every month during the year. We can also open at other times by arrangement.

 
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Re: New Museum

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Re: New Museum

Post by Horris » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:09 pm

Thanks for the publicity Jamie.
If anyone would like to visit at times other than the first Sunday in the month please PM beforehand and I or another of the trustees will be available to open it for you.

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Re: New Museum

Post by Jamie » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:14 pm

I'm not the editor for BBC Radio Suffolk just yet.. I think they visited your friends museum... :aad

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by Terrykc » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:14 pm

"An Ekco A22, manufactured in Southend in the 1930s, is still picking up FM and AM radio stations ..."[

I never realised that Ecko were so far sighted!

How on earth could the BBC of all organisations make such a blunder?

Oh! How the mighty have fallen ...

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by Brianc » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:45 pm

Terrykc wrote:Oh! How the mighty have fallen ...


I'm sure they have quite a way to go still! I have never seen such a rapid and deep decay in a very internationally respected organisation as has happened in the BBC. There were always broadcasters in the top jobs (Cowgill and David Attenborough to name but a few. Now, we get accountants and professional "committee members" who seem to have no interest in broadcasting, only in keeping their jobs or getting promotions - a bit like politicians, really!

 
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Re: New Museum

Post by unrealdave » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:16 pm

Brianc wrote: Now, we get accountants and professional "committee members" who seem to have no interest in broadcasting, only in keeping their jobs or getting promotions - a bit like politicians, really!


Same thing happened in the academic world :cch


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