Framlingham’s Lanman Museum celebrates 60 years with exhibition attended by hundreds

Framlingham Museum celebrated its 60th anniversary with displays of town�'s history on Saturday. Pic

Framlingham Museum celebrated its 60th anniversary with displays of town�'s history on Saturday. Pictured are Jacqueline Ward and organiser John Bridges. Picture: NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

A museum chronicling a Suffolk town’s extensive history celebrated its 60th anniversary by inviting residents to take a look at its rich and varied collections.

Glynis Buckles looks at some of the displays. Picture: NIGE BROWN.

Glynis Buckles looks at some of the displays. Picture: NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

The Lanman Museum, which is usually based in Framlingham Castle, held a special display at the Unitarian Meeting House on Saturday, to give chance to learn more about their town.

David Ransom takes a close look at one of the artefacts. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

David Ransom takes a close look at one of the artefacts. Picture:NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

John Bridges, who helped organise the event, said several hundred people visited throughout the day, and many were “amazed” by what they saw.

Beatrix McLennan and Paul Rogers learned more about Framlingham's history. Picture: NIGE BROWN.

Beatrix McLennan and Paul Rogers learned more about Framlingham's history. Picture: NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

Displays included old invoices and newspapers, photographs and wartime artefacts.

Wendy Heath was one of the visitors on Saturday.Picture: NIGE BROWN.

Wendy Heath was one of the visitors on Saturday.Picture: NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

Mr Bridges said people were particularly fascinated by an old aerial photograph of air raid shelters and water tanks in Market Hill taken during the Second World War, as well as pictures of the now closed railway station.

John Gill, pictured at the Unitarian Meeting House. Picture: NIGE BROWN

John Gill, pictured at the Unitarian Meeting House. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant


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The Lanman Museum was opened in Market Hill in October 1957, and has moved several times in its 60 years.

Jane Key takes a look at some of the old photographs. Picture: NIGE BROWN.

Jane Key takes a look at some of the old photographs. Picture: NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

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