to Spelthorne Museum
is invited. Always Free.
Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed. We do have two new Exhibits
on line for you to see though. Enjoy!
site for those
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
a starter I have picked a couple of smaller things to whet your
Vol IX No 418
January 5th, 1867
1 1/2d (three-hapence) (less than 1 new pence)
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
H. Barber, on making his first appearance at his native
place, hopes to ensure a large share of public patronage.
intends performing the whole of the late Colonel Stodare's
Programme, also several of his own inventions.
also intends exposing the Secret of the Great Sphinx.
programme will be divided into three parts.
1. Natural Magic
2. A Miscellanious Entertainment
3. The second part of 'Magic' introducing the 'Marvellous
Growth of Flowers.' (on a new principle,invented
and Reserved seats 2s,(10p) back seats 1s (5p)
open at half past seven commence at eight.
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
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.
Story of Spelthorne Museum
Outer: 4,000 year old lady
Inner: Lino Design