Beware the man trap in our Fens and Folklore Room! This vicious device, principally for catching poachers, would be hidden in the undergrowth. Anyone stepping on the plate would trigger the mechanism and the trap would shut on their leg! Fortunately these were outlawed in 1827.
Sunbeam, departing Rosario for Buenos Aires, #Argentina 22.9.1876. "Flowers in profusion; a tame cardinal bird for Muriel; a pair of ... green paroquets; the skin of a seal... a beautiful poncho; an Argentine bit.. a carpincha skin.. a sort of #armadillo. #Brassey #History #1870s
Egerton Park, #Bexhill #Sussex 2.7.1988. This is a very familiar view for me - but one that is difficult to see now unless you are a bird. Viewed from window the Egerton Park Cafe, which used to be our office. Can you see what has changed? #Seaside #Park #holiday #History #1980s
@BrightonMuseums Eeeeeeee. This is a welcome bit of good news. What time will tickets go on sale?
Railway is coming along nicely thanks to Ken and his colleagues https://t.co/lN77Ab0Lfa
In light of ever evolving COVID restrictions as we head towards #autumn, might I suggest an early #20thc motoring ensemble. The all enveloping duster jacket, generous hat with sweeping scarf and goggles cover all bases, ensemble @FIDMMuseum illustration @mfaboston #fashionhistory
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 3pm
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