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Midhurst memories on display at the town’s museum

Local historian David Rudwick, right, and Peter Nightingale, museum group chairman at the Midhurst Museum

Local historian David Rudwick, right, and Peter Nightingale, museum group chairman at the Midhurst Museum

MARCH sees a return of a display all about Midhurst at the town’s museum in Knockhundred Row.

It includes many pictures showing how most of the buildings have only changed their fronts and are still recognisable today.

A newly-acquired picture shows a Sentinel steam wagon outside the works in Shrewsbury waiting to be delivered to Isidore Livingstone Stent who ran a builders’ merchant and coal yard and at one time had three railway coal wagons, four horses and nine lorries.

The gas works featured in another picture is a reminder that coal arrived by barge to The Wharf where the gas works was built.

With the demise of the canals, coal came by rail and had to be transported to the gas works. The library is shown in its previous use as four cottages.

Also on show is Midhurst crested china which holidaymakers took back as a memory of their visit.

 

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