small V.E. Day Exhibition held at the Market House Heritage
Centre in Ross-on-Wye proved to be a real hit with visitors.
Members of staff at the Centre were very pleased with
the response, both from local people and from visitors
to the town. Some Dutch visitors on Sunday, May 8 enjoyed
the exhibition - comparing the information to their own
experiences of 1945. They told Mary Sinclair Powell, Senior
Heritage Assistant how lovely it was to not only take
part in their own event earlier in the week but also to
be a part of the English commemorations. It had made their
holiday! Mary would like to thank everybody for their
many offers of display items. Unfortunately, many could
not be taken up due to the lack of space. It is hoped
that the exhibition can be repeated for the V.J. Commemoration
in August. Mary would also like to thank those who took
part in setting up the exhibition.
rest of May continues with an Exhibition and Sale of Photographic
Prints by John Gibson-Fortey. John's work is totally different
from anything seen at the Centre before and is well worth
a visit. The work will be on display until 1st June.
Holiday Weekend, May 28th to May 30th will see the return
of some of the Craft Workshops the Centre has become famous
for. These will complement the Visual Arts Day being held
on Bank Holiday Monday at the Market Place, when there
will be stalls, singing and dancing to entertain all ages.
The Belly Dancers will be making a return visit to Ross
for the day.
is National Museums Month. Every year, museums and heritage
centres have a theme for the month. This year it is "Collecting".
To complement this, the Heritage Centre will be running
three activity days during half term. On Tuesday, May
31st and Thursday, June 2nd, local people can 'Be Their
Own Curator For The Day'. This is mainly aimed at the
younger generation but adults can attend if they wish.
Contributors will be able to set up displays of their
own collections and talk to visitors about them. This
is a free activity, but booking is essential due to the
space available. Booking forms can be obtained at Heritage
follows on Wednesday, June 1st when there will be a young
peoples activity, 'Toys, Toys, Toys'. Educators from Hereford
Museum will be bringing a selection of old toys from their
collections. Visitors will be able to study them and perhaps
make their own toy. The session will be taking place between
10.30 am and 1pm. This is a free activity, suitable for
young people and the young at heart. Children must be
accompanied. There is no need to book for this one - just
details on any of tyhe above can be obtained by telephoning
(01432) 260675 during opening hours - 10 am to 5 pm Monday
to Saturday and 10.30 am to 4 pm on Sundays.