Following publicity in the “Local News” and elsewhere, the Preservation Society recently held an information meeting at Calverton Library to encourage volunteers to help with the Folk Museum following the death of Malcolm Hankin, the Museum’s Keeper.
As a result, more than 15 people have been in touch to offer support with, amongst other things, computer and database records, gardening, cleaning, cataloguing and marketing.
The Society is very grateful to these people and has already held an informal meeting about accessing the information held on the Museum laptop. Other volunteers will be contacted soon about cataloguing, tidying, cleaning etc.
Visitors to the ‘drop-in’ session were also able to view an exhibition of old Calverton photographs including various former cottages, the demolition of the Colliery in February 2000, the factory fire in September 1991 and pictures inside the Folk Museum.
It is hoped to reopen the Museum to the public and local groups from April, when volunteers will also be required for supervision.
If you, or someone you know, still wish to offer help, please ring 0115 9654843 or email [email protected].
Written by Chris Peck – Secretary of Calverton Preservation & History Society