A 'Memory Museum' opening this week at Beverley Guildhall

Tue, 01 Mar 2022

From Wednesday, 2 March, Beverley Guildhall will be hosting the first outing of a 'Popup Memory Museum', showing audio-visual presentations aimed at stimulating people's memories of Beverley, and starting with a specially-created video of 'Memories of Hodgson's Tannery'.

Fiona Jenkinson, Guildhall curator, said: "We are very excited to be able to set up our new Memory Museum, because it will allow us to show the history of the town in a different way. Over the years we have built up a very large collection of images and stories, which we are now combining together to create these videos.

"The first one, on Hodgson's Tannery, which was located on Flemingate, features the voices of several people who worked there, as well as many photographs and excerpts from Ernest Symmons' film 'Romance of Leather', which has been remastered and kindly provided for us by the Yorkshire Film Archive. The 25 minute film will run on a loop throughout the day, so there is no need to book, just pop in and stay for as long as you want."

It is intended that the Memory Museum will 'pop up' at intervals in the Guildhall exhibition programme, with different video presentations each time.

The first new Memory Museum will open at Beverley Guildhall on 2 March, showing 'Memories of Hodgson's Tannery', which will run until 1 July, 2022.

The Guildhall is located in Register Square, off Cross Street, and is open from 10am to 4pm every Friday and 10am to 1pm every Wednesday until 30 April, and 10am to 4pm on Wednesdays thereafter. Admission to the building is free.  



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