Bury Museum Requests Help For Upcoming Exhibition...
Organisers of a new exhibition at Moyse's Hall are appealing for help from local people in a bid to document the decade that taste forgot - the 1970s!
Entitled 'Loving the Seventies' the exhibition will focus upon what the region did for fun during the decade, and will call upon local memorabilia, spoken word, photographs, films and recordings to map the leisure and entertainment of the day.
The two-year long project includes a group of 5 museums in Suffolk, and 6 in Hertfordshire, joining forces under the umbrella scheme, 'Saving the 70s.' Led by the Association of Suffolk Museums, the project has been awarded £247,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out the research and production of the exhibition.
Moyse's Hall is calling for contributors to come forward with objects, photographs, documents, films, clothes, or recordings from the 1970s to help with the exhibition catalogue.
“We’d welcome contributions in everything from music, fashion, technology, sport, leisure, culture and entertainment, so we can save them for generations to come," said Peter Jones, St Edmundsbury Borough Council Heritage Officer.
"During this turbulent time, we want to remember the joys of living in, or even moving to either the towns or countryside of West Suffolk in the 70s. We hope the memory boxes will include all sorts of iconic 70s items from soda syphons to Bay City Roller annuals, digital watches and pocket calculators. We’ve already collected some items through word of mouth, and people are loving the 70s already!"
'Loving the Seventies' will be held in the Great Hall from July 5th to November 9th. If you would like to contribute, please email: Savingthe70s@westsuffolk.gov.uk or phone Moyse’s Hall Museum on :01284 706183.