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Plenty to see at Spalding Gentlemen's Society

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Spalding Gentlemen’s Society will be taking part in this weekend’s Celebrate the Fens event.

On Sunday (June 19), the museum, in the town’s Broad Street, will be open to visitors from 11am to 4pm.

Visitors will be able to take the last opportunity to view the Portrait Promenade Exhibition.

Spalding Gentleman's Society, Broad Street, Spalding (56540609)
Spalding Gentleman's Society, Broad Street, Spalding (56540609)

This special exhibition is the result of collaboration between Transported Arts, photographer Steven Hatton and the Society, showcasing people and costumes from historic glass plate image.

As part of the exhibition, there are photographs of today’s shoppers and traders, together with current town centre buildings, the map of Spalding produced for the Society by engineer, John Grundy, in 1731, and early 19th century etchings and paintings by Hilkiah Burgess.

As well as the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating collection, the museum will also be showing a film which has been produced from its collection of historic glass plate images of wildfowling on Cowbit Marsh along with a display of items relevant to Cowbit Wash.

The museum collection is, with the exception of the Ashmolean in Oxford, the oldest in the United Kingdom. So it’s the perfect spot to view some exciting items.

All are welcome to attend and entry is free.

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