Blog Posts from July 2017

WW1 Research – Private Thomas Whitham VC

WW1 Research – Private Thomas Whitham VC

When we were researching our Arms to Armistice exhibition, Hannah our Curatorial Assistant discovered the story of Private Thomas Whitham, the only tramwayman, we know to have received the Victoria Cross for Bravery. Click to find out more about his story.

Taking Shape

Taking ShapeProgress continues to be made on the restoration of ‘Bluebird’, LCC 1, which is starting to take shape once more. From the vantage point of the public ‘Restoration Workshop Viewing Gallery’ it is apparent that the interior fittings have been taken from store and the...

The Eagle Press

The Eagle PressThe ancient and noble art of letterpress printing is still practised at the Eagle Press. This method of printing was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in Germany circa 1440, enabling books to be printed using single letters cast in lead.  William Caxton introduced the...

Trucks Anyone?

Trucks Anyone?It has been a busy week at the Museum, with maintenance work taking place in the Exhibition Hall, ready for Bournemouth 85 arriving later in the year, and whilst that was happening, we also had a team of our Workshop staff and volunteers, working down at our off site...