Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

What will happen to bomb alley ?













Now that the Margate Museum is closed there is one room in the Museum many local people should be concerned about. I give it the name bomb alley but actually it is the war room in the Margate Museum. The exhibits do not glorify war they are more a display which acts as a memorial to a shocking event in History of a human catastrophe.
Most of the exhibits were donated to the Museum by local people and tell the story of Thanet life during the second world war. In the bottom of some of the cabinets are poppies in which a few were added each year by the ex curator Bob Bradley and constitutes a permanent memorial with the artefacts to the role local people and servicemen played in wartime. Now that the Museum is closed what will happen to the memorial displays especially the small items that will probably mean nothing to an "expert" or "consultant" but mean everything to the people who donated these items in good faith. Will the collection be dismantled, will it be sold off and could some things go "missing" now there is nobody to look after them.
These pictures came from the Museum Website which is now closed.

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