Taff Gillingham at Great War Huts talks about some of the accomplishments the museum has made over the last few months, including the success of the ‘Drawers for Wars’ exhibition.
Here at Brook Farm Camp the enforced inactivity caused by the pandemic gave us the opportunity to progress with many tasks that we had not had the time for over the past few years.
The Camp now has a proper gateway, complete with a replica 1915 corrugated iron Sentry Box, all built using original First World War timber, recycled from the former Darsham Village Hall. A smart new Parade Ground has been completed in front of the Guardroom and the original 1909 1st Ipswich Boy’s Brigade flagpole, cut into three pieces for storage, has been crafted back together again and is in use on all the days that we are open. We have also put up another Hut which will eventually be our Workshop, with a 30′ section for changing exhibition space.
This year we were open for the full period of Heritage Open Days and were able to welcome visitors from across the country. We hosted site tours every day at 2pm but the centrepiece of the event was our exhibition of Men’s and Women’s military underwear, 1900 to the Present; ‘Drawers for Wars’, which proved extremely popular.
Our next event is another M.R. James Ghost stories evening with the inimitable Robert Lloyd Parry on Thursday 18th November at 8pm. Tickets are available via our website: https://bit.ly/3oQqU0d
We have more great events in December. Keep an eye on our website Events Page for details.