40th Year Anniversary
of the

4000 year old woman
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4PN. United Kingdom

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Welcome to Spelthorne Museum

Everyone is invited. Always Free.

During the Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed. We do have two new Exhibits on line for you to see though. Enjoy!

40th Anniversary of Spelthorne Museum (5 pages)
Victory in Europe Day (5 pages)

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News from the Past

I have been looking through old Middlesex Chronicle newspapers, from 1867, and thought that maybe our visitors to the website would like to see a few snippets from them. I will change them every so often, probably monthly, so more information can be seen.

For a starter I have picked a couple of smaller things to whet your appitite!

Middlesex Chronicle
Vol IX No 418

Saturday January 5th, 1867

Cost 1 1/2d (three-hapence) (less than 1 new pence)

•Wm H. Barber (son of the late Mr. S. Barber, of Brentford Bridge) begs most respectfully to inform his friends and the inhabitants of Brentford and the vicinity, that he intends giving an ENTERTAINMENT at the above hall on MONDAY EVENING January 7th 1867


W. H. Barber, on making his first appearance at his native place, hopes to ensure a large share of public patronage.

He intends performing the whole of the late Colonel Stodare's Programme, also several of his own inventions.

He also intends exposing the Secret of the Great Sphinx.

The programme will be divided into three parts.

Part 1. Natural Magic

Part 2. A Miscellanious Entertainment

Part 3. The second part of 'Magic' introducing the 'Marvellous Growth of Flowers.' (on a new principle,invented by W.H.B.)

Front and Reserved seats 2s,(10p) back seats 1s (5p)

Doors open at half past seven commence at eight.



Colonel Stodare

The Great Sphinx
Marvellous Growth of Flowers



Cattle Plague happened in Middlesex County, but the only real info I could find came from Cumberland, so I used that. I hope you find it interesting.

In Middlesex there were six cases of cattle-plague in the week ending Saturday December 22, being the same number as in the previous week.





Once Reopened out of hours group visits to the Museum can be arranged.
Also members can visit your group to give illustrated talks on various local history subjects.
See 'Education' for further details

We have again revamped the website for the 40th Anniversary of the Museum. Please take a look at the Queen's Award page, the Accessibility page, the photos of Staines page and the Lino page. There is also a map page showing how to get to us, people are always saying to us that they didn't know that we are located through the Library, on the map page we show photos of our building related to everywhere else around us.

We also have NEW pages showing the Exhibits that are supposed to be in the Thames Room, however they can be seen on here while we are closed, due to the Coronavirus.

The Story of Spelthorne Museum

V.E. Day

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