Hundreds of people enjoy museum event

Two happy visitors to Bexhill Museum's family fun day
Two happy visitors to Bexhill Museum's family fun day

STRIPED blazer and boater, “flapper” dress and feather boa – Bexhill Museum volunteers went back to the Roaring Twenties for their annual summer Family Fun Day.

An impressive 969 people enjoyed the event held in partnership with Bexhill Carnival and supported by Hastings Direct. Among activities enjoyed by hordes of children who attended last Friday’s free event was making head-bands to wear at the following day’s carnival.

For pensioners it was an opportunity for browsing some of the museum’s online archive by trying their hand at the computers in the voluntarily-run charity’s Access Centre. But the day belonged to the youngsters and the Education Room was packed throughout with mums and dads watching the children make the head-bands or constructing photo collages based on a Twenties shot of the former Caffyns garage in Station Road.

It wasn’t only the volunteers who dressed for the occasion. Visitor Caroline Gee wore the full Twenties look from head to toe as she enjoyed the Costume Gallery and the special Twenties fashion display in the foyer. Museum curator Julian Porter was kept busy explaining the workings of a Twenties toast-making machine, and gramophone, while organiser Rachel Heminway-Hurst had a constant queue of youngsters awaiting face-painting.