Old photos are given to the town museum
THE Dunmow Broadcast has donated hundreds of photographs – some of them 50 years old – to the town s museum. Staff at the Broadcast found photos depicting some of the town s greatest moments and some of its most famous faces, including such people as Ted
THE Dunmow Broadcast has donated hundreds of photographs - some of them 50 years old - to the town's museum.
Staff at the Broadcast found photos depicting some of the town's greatest moments and some of its most famous faces, including such people as Ted Wilson, who sadly passed away earlier this year, and early pictures of town clerk Owen Wilson accompanying protesters on a march in London against an asylum centre which had been proposed for Dunmow.
The Broadcast's High Street sales representative Mary Glover said: "It was great to see so many pictures of Dunmow and its past glories. We all agreed that the photos should be donated to the museum in order to preserve some of the history that a newspaper like ours can accumulate over the years."
Museum trustee Steve Schorah was only too happy to receive such a booty of goodies, and said he could not wait to sift through the boxes.
"We will be doing a feature on pubs at the museum soon, so I hope to find a few gems in among the host of famous faces I have already picked out," he said.
"Even the younger pictures are worth keeping because the museum can use them in the future.
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"History never really stops so we try and hoard photos as much as we can. We really can't thank the Dunmow Broadcast enough for thinking of donating these wonderful pictures to us at the museum."
The Dunmow Museum is open every weekend and bank holiday, and contains all manner of things, from the history of the flitch to old fire engines and reconstructed shops.