Costume Highlights

We have enjoyed a busy and eventful week since our last posting from South Somerset District Council’s Community Heritage Access Centre, near Yeovil.

We have welcomed staff from the British Museum and the Somerset Finds Liaison Officer, which we aim to report on shortly.

Our volunteer team is currently helping staff to examine, photograph and re-pack boxed items of the costume collection. This is particularly important, especially as the acid free tissue becomes rather old. The simple aspect of opening a box and checking a waist coat or hat for any signs of damage or new wear is an important role, especially when a photograph is taken at the same time. This allows us to have a reference to show the extent of any change and where this is located on the items and is also useful for talks and exhibitions.

New donations this week included a colour photograph of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Yeovil, in June 1990.

Copies of the Celebrating Yeovil 2017 Calendar are still available.

Some of the stars of the waistcoat collection.

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