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Take a trip to the 1930s

Last Modified August 19, 2019
Potters Bar Museum 1930s exhibition
Take a nostalgic trip back to the 1930s with Potter’s Bar Museum’s latest exhibition, which opens tomorrow (Tuesday 20 August).

The museum is exhibiting a pictorial journey to show Potters Bar during the 1930s, showing how the town evolved from a large village with a strong rural history to suburbia with new housing estates being built and the introduction of street lights.

Arnold Davey, Curator of Potters Bar Museum, said: "This exhibition is a really interesting look at the start of Potters Bars evolution from its rural roots to the bustling town it is now. We have some beautiful images that will take visitors on a visual journey back to the thirties. The common scenes of the 1930s - such as horse drawn carriages, quiet country lanes and the quarry - may be hard for our younger visitors to imagine!

"If you grew up in Potters Bar, I hope the exhibition will transport you back to your childhood or the memories you may have heard parents or grandparents reminisce about. I would encourage people - both young and old - to come along to support their local museum." 

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: "This exhibition is a really interesting look at Potters Bar during a period of change for the town. This exhibition focuses on the 1930s, but the museum has interesting information on the history of Potters Bar through the ages, so I would encourage people to pop along." 

As well as the latest exhibition, the museum also has items relating to the history for Potters Bar and the surrounding area, as well as some natural history items including fossils, geological specimens like Hertfordshire pudding stones, and a selection of Mesolithic stone implements used by the earliest known inhabitants. Parts of a Zeppelin, which crashed in Potters Bar in 1916, are also on view. 

The museum is situated within the Wyllyotts Centre on Darkes Lane. It is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, and Saturdays from 11am till 1pm. Admission is free. 

To find out more, go to Potters Bar Museum’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/pottersbarmuseum.
Posted on Monday 19th August 2019

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