March & District Museum to celebrate 40 years of history with special event

PUBLISHED: 10:47 07 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 07 February 2017

The opening of March Museum in 1977 by former Mayor of March, Freddie Grounds, Councillor George Campbell and Harold Edgley, Chairman of March & District Museum Society. Photo: March Museum Society.

The opening of March Museum in 1977 by former Mayor of March, Freddie Grounds, Councillor George Campbell and Harold Edgley, Chairman of March & District Museum Society. Photo: March Museum Society.

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March & District Museum is to mark its 40th anniversary with an evening of reminiscence this week.

The March & District Museum Society is to host the evening on Friday (10) and St Peter’s Church Hall to celebrate the museum’s fourth decade in the town.

The event will include a history of the museum’s early days, presented by archivist Dave Edwards, followed by a presentation of photographs by historian Maureen James.

Mr Edwards said: “The first meeting to discuss founding a museum took place in 1970 and the first of what were to be annual exhibitions was held just a few months later, which shows how keen the local people were to set up the museum.”

The celebrations begin at 7.30pm, and admission is £3 and £2 for members of the Museum Society.

Admission includes refreshments and cake.

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