Fantabulous Felixstowe Museum has opened
its doors again
Felixstowe Museum welcomes you back with some new features and a COVID secure route – follow the coloured floor stickers to maintain space and stay safe.
Opened on 30th May, ‘Last Stop Felixstowe Pier’: The advent of the railway in Felixstowe. This is our new display on the coming of the railway to Felixstowe. Did you know that when the Town station opened on the 1st July 1898 the Third class fare to Pier Station was 4d (about 2p)! Come and see our genuine ticket from that day alongside many other fascinating facts.
We are also pleased to announce our new learning trail suitable for children aged 8 years and above in conjunction with the Children’s University. Why do you think Felixstowe telephone numbers only used to have had three digits?
Our evening talks (held in conjunction with the Felixstowe Family History Society) continued through the earlier part of the year via Zoom. From September onwards, we’ll return to our normal venue, Broadway House in Orwell Rd, Felixstowe, meeting on the second Wednesday of the month. All welcome. Find details of these great talks below.
(to be reviewed 30th September 2021)
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mark Bathurst will speak on ‘The Medway Queen – the heroine of Dunkirk’
Paddle Steamer Medway Queen was built in Scotland in 1924, for the New Medway Steam Packet Company of Rochester. The Medway Queen is the last of the estuary paddle steamers that were built to take passengers on day trips on the Thames and Medway Estuaries, calling at locations such as Southend, Herne Bay and Margate. At the outbreak of the Second World War she was commissioned into the Royal Navy and became a minesweeper, joining the 10th minesweeping flotilla, but she was so much more . . .
All welcome. Doors open at 7pm
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Charlie Haylock will give us Part 2 of his ‘The History of Spoken Language’
This is not a talk on split infinitives, and what the differences are between the past participle and the past tense. Definitely not! Charlie shows how the seeds of spoken English were first sown, and how each invading force affected the English language with the different sounds they brought. Charlie includes a dialect tour of the British Isles.