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Old 14-10-2011, 13:17   #1
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Accrington should have a museum

Me thinks its time to start a thread going on this subject.

More and more folk are now being asked if they feel we should have a museum in Accrington. OF COURSE WE SHOULD, we have to show our kids how this town came about! We need somewhere to record about our Accrington Pals, our famous football team, our industries that produced goods which went world wide i.e. NORI bricks, Ewbank sweepers, E.J.Riley snooker tables etc. We should have photos showing the men who left their mark in this town! The more folk talk about it, the more chance we may have.

An article has been printed in the new free magazine, "ACORN COMMUNITY NEWS", the 2nd edition of which should be popping through doors now in the Hyndburn area. Please take a moment to read it.

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Old 14-10-2011, 14:12   #2
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Re: Accrington should have a museum

Groove thinks this is an excellent idea Atarah...but he thinks we may struggle in the current economic climate.
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Old 14-10-2011, 16:59   #3
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Totally behind you Atarah, as you know.

It's a disgrace a town such as Accrington hasn't it's own museuem, to record and display it's proud, and important heritage.

If you succeed in making this happen you deserve a brass plaque with your name on it, acknowledging your fight to make it a reality.
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Old 14-10-2011, 17:02   #4
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Groove thinks this is an excellent idea Atarah...but he thinks we may struggle in the current economic climate.
Perhaps we should call it the Black & Ethnic Minority Accrington Museum.

The 'B.M.E.' centre on Hannah St. has just secured 36,000.00 worth of council funding.

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Old 14-10-2011, 18:15   #5
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Perhaps we should call it the Black & Ethnic Minority Accrington Museum.

The 'B.M.E.' centre on Hannah St. has just secured 36,000.00 worth of council funding.

Brilliant thinking Rindi, and Retlaw could be the first exhibit
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Old 15-10-2011, 00:14   #6
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I think everyone would be in support of a Local History Museum. How to go about getting it is the problem. Using a small space within the Town Hall or Haworth to exhibit (as has been discussed previously on here) just wouldn't be large enough imo. But at the same time, finding finance for any sole purpose building would be a challenge to put it mildly.

I've no experience in this sort of thing, but getting some local councillors on board, someone to spearhead the campaign, and applying for lottery funding seems to be the way these things work.
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Old 15-10-2011, 07:42   #7
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Groove thinks you only have to look at the number of empty/redundant premises in Accrington so finding a suitable location should'nt be a problem...He also thinks that a museum would be somewhat a visitor atraction and would entice more people to visit the town in a tourist capacity...Groove thinks this matter should be brought up to the council/powers that be etc and could eben put Accrington on the map as in Ossy mills. Groove would support this idea wholeheartedly and commends Atarah for her logical, forward thinking.
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Old 15-10-2011, 09:10   #8
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Well Accrington does have one of sorts, Haworth Art Gallery, which indeed is well known for its collection of Tiffany Glass, if there are people who haven't made a visit to this fine place, I can recommend it
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Old 15-10-2011, 09:13   #9
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Well Accrington does have one of sorts, Haworth Art Gallery, which indeed is well known for its collection of Tiffany Glass, if there are people who haven't made a visit to this fine place, I can recommend it
...and as you go through the door it says on the plaque the house was bequeathed to the town as an 'art gallery AND museum'.
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...and as you go through the door it says on the plaque the house was bequeathed to the town as an 'art gallery AND museum'.
So there we already have one
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Old 15-10-2011, 10:39   #11
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So there we already have one
Sadly it's just an art gallery now.

There used to be a museum...

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...tip-51518.html (Accy museum exhibits dumped on tip....)
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Sadly it's just an art gallery now.

There used to be a museum...

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...tip-51518.html (Accy museum exhibits dumped on tip....)
Ya forgot about that
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Old 15-10-2011, 14:45   #13
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theres a nice plot of land next to matalan that could be used
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Old 15-10-2011, 23:17   #14
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Re: Accrington should have a museum

a great idea Atarah, theres much history in accrington,which should have a permenant home IMHO.
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Old 19-10-2011, 21:46   #15
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If money was no object this might have done the trick. Obviously a pipe dream.

Does anyone have any input on how the idea (in general, not my above diversion) could feasibly move forward? Should we bombard HBC with emails? Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?
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