Work in progress during the shut down
In November 2018 the museum was presented with a set of brass Imperial measures and a set of scales of 1836 used by the Borough to police traders’ weights in the Market. These comprised various sizes from a bushel measure downwards. They had been recovered from a store on a Bridgwater trading estate. The scales were used in the market. We already had the Imperial yard from the set, and two cases of the weights used for the testing, plus smaller portable scales. Redwood Joinery have been engaged to make a wooden display stand for the measures, and work is in progress to create a comprehensive display of it all in the Bridgwater Room. An Information leaflet has been written about it.
In addition, the Museum has acquired six new tall and illuminated display cases – three for the Battle Room and three elsewhere. These have allowed a drastic re-organisation of the rooms, and the display of material held in store and rarely seen.
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