Posted by Stella Gooch
Photo by Stella Gooch
Opening times in August will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 1 pm to 5 pm.
Opening times thereafter to be announced (and subject to availability of volunteers) …….
Thanks to a lot of hard work by Brian Holmes and the determination of the Heritage Centre team, Hunstanton’s brand new Heritage Centre opened its doors on Friday, 2 August 2013 in the former “Value for Money” shop next door to The Princess Theatre.
I dropped in on Saturday, 3 August to see how they were getting on and found a team of four volunteers, including Brian Holmes, Canny Jones, John Maiden and David Jones, welcoming visitors to the new centre of local history and memorabilia. The opening displays included Brian’s well known and very popular railway display as well as displays reflecting the history of Hunstanton’s outdoor swimming pool, numerous old buildings, the 1953 floods and the old pier. There were also comparisons of old and new local views. Hunstanton’s Heritage Centre naturally included displays telling the stories of the historical Le Strange and St Edmunds connections. Brian Holmes tells me that there are further historical tales to depict in similar fashion in the planning already.
The Heritage Centre was the brainchild of the Hunstanton Civic Society and has now been established as a separate charitable entity with support from the Hunstanton Civic Society and other sponsorship from within the community. This fledgling community project does need on-going support to grow from strength to strength so please help if you can. That support needs to take the form of cash donations and volunteering your time to help keep the Centre open. In addition, donations of spare furniture such as good quality tables, chairs and glass topped display cabinets would also be appreciated in these early days.
Anyone who is able to help should please contact Brian Holmes on 01485-534707.