October 30th 2013
A new exhibition called 'What People Wore', has just opened at Mere Museum. On display are items from the Museum's collection, which include smocks, bonnets and caps, a Mere Town Band uniform from the mid-20th century and a rather unusual collection of spectacles (one pair possibly dating to the 18th century!). The exhibition also contains a magnificent selection of dresses and accessories kindly lent by Mere Amateur Dramatic Society from their extensive wardrobe. These include a beautifully intricate Edwardian wedding dress, hand embroidered and with threaded ribbon flowers and covered button fastenings, a stunning Edwardian pleated jacket and skirt in electric blue and an astonishingly large ivory and ostrich-feather fan. The exhibition will run until the end of February 2014.
The Friends of Mere Museum
On Friday December 6th 2013, at 7.30 p.m. in the Grove Buildings, Archaelogist Julian Richards will will be coming to Mere to give a talk about Stonehenge in aid of The Friends. Watch this space for more information.