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OUR HOMES: TONY

OUR HOMES: TONY

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

This picture was taken four years ago in 2014. It shows one of our builders,  Ian, digging the foundations of the extension we were having built on to the back of our house.  Other things were being done to the house at[...]

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MEET OUR COOKERY BOOK

MEET OUR COOKERY BOOK

Posted on Thursday 20th September 2018

TO MAKE ALMOND PUDDINGS TAKE HALF A POUND OF YE BEST ALMONDS, AND BLANCH THEM, THEN BEAT ‘EM IN A STONE MORTER WITH A LITTLE ROSE WATER, THEN TAKE A QUART OF CREAM AND 2 PENNY LOAVES, GRATED VERY SMALL, WITH A LITTLE [...]

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WHERE CHILDREN SLEEP

Posted on Friday 14th September 2018

Have you seen the work of the photographer James Mollison? I would  like to share with you his series of photographs of children’s bedrooms from all around the world. Tijana, Volunteer Programme Digital [...]

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THE VELDT

Posted on Thursday 13th September 2018

Today, I am bringing to you a home from science fiction. I would like to introduce you to the TV film, The Veldt,  from 1978 of BFA Science Fiction Series (BFA Educational media), based on the story of the same title. [...]

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OUR HOMES: MIODRAG

OUR HOMES: MIODRAG

Posted on Thursday 6th September 2018

Miodrag was so kind by sending us his photographs. They were taken in former Yugoslavia. I hope my translation saved the loveliness of the original text. Miodrag: My grandfather was an apothecary and I spent my childhood [...]

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MEET OUR RADIOS

MEET OUR RADIOS

Posted on Thursday 30th August 2018

We would like to introduce you to our collection of radio devices and the history behind them. Back in 1939, important events took place. Adolf Hitler invaded Poland on 1 September 1939. The Declaration of War by France [...]

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Our Homes

Our Homes

Posted on Tuesday 21st August 2018

We would like to invite you to share with us pictures of your homes and gardens, past and present.  We hope this blog will inspire you to accept the challenge! By sharing your photos and stories you will be contributing [...]

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Meet Our New Volunteer Programme Digital Communication Assistants

Meet Our New Volunteer Programme Digital Communication Assistants

Posted on Friday 6th July 2018

We are Tijana and Alison and we have recently taken on the role of Volunteer Programme Digital Communication Assistants (VPDC). We are very excited about our new role and feel very happy to be a part of the Geffrye Makers[...]

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Meet Geffrye Explorer volunteer, Sophie

Meet Geffrye Explorer volunteer, Sophie

Posted on Thursday 3rd May 2018

Here we continue our series meeting some of our volunteers here at the Geffrye museum. At the moment we are over 100 people in the volunteer community, helping the museum in lots of different  ways. Three volunteers [...]

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My volunteering experience

My volunteering experience

Posted on Tuesday 1st May 2018

My name is Tony Grant. I have just become a volunteer at the Geffrye Museum.   I have recently retired as a teacher and I need to do something useful with my life. I did a course many years ago in museum education[...]

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