Posted on Wednesday 15th January 2020
Colin Baxtor and Tracy Howard from Staffordshire Libraries Service at the exhibition
People in Uttoxeter are being invited to explore the area’s history in a new touring exhibition at the town’s library.
Using objects, documents and photographs from Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service collections, the ‘On Your Doorstep’ exhibition will help shine a light on local stories and memories from the past.
Amongst the objects on display is a mantle clock purchased at Willisfords on Carter Street in the town in 1963. A particular generation of children may also have fond memories of playing with Tressy dolls which are also on display, complete with ‘growing hair’ and a fashionable 1960s wardrobe.
Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities at Staffordshire County Council said:
“This is a great opportunity for local people to see some of the county’s collections on display in the heart of Uttoxeter. I hope that it will inspire people to find out more about the history of the town itself and our wonderful county.”
The exhibition has been supported with funding from Arts Council England and will be available at the library until 15 February 2020.
There will also be an opportunity for visitors to get involved with different activities during the exhibition including poetry workshops with local poet Mal Dewhirst on Tuesday 28 January 2pm to 4pm and Tuesday 4 February between 11am and 4pm and a Digital Day on Tuesday 4 February where visitors can bring their own photographs along to be scanned and included on the Staffordshire Past Track website – www.staffordhirepasttrack.org.uk
Staffordshire County Council’s Archives and Heritage Service looks after over 11 million objects, photographs and documents which together tell the stories of Staffordshire’s people and places.
People can contact the library directly for further details on the exhibition.