The following article first appeared in The Echo of Cantley Volume 32 no 3, September 2019. This article is made available for the enjoyment of others with the express permission of the Echo of Cantley.
With current minimalist trends to downsize, we are encouraged to throw things away. Fortunately for us, in bygone times “things” were expected to last a lifetime or longer, to be cared for, then passed on to next generations. Tools and treasures were designed and produced with these expectations in mind.
There are still historic tools and treasures in Cantley which have lasted for generations. Some of these will be on display at our “POP UP Museum” along with historic artifacts from nearby regions.
By examining the items used by our Cantley ancestors, we can learn so much about them, for example what they needed for survival, obstacles they had to live through, how they lived their lives, what was important to them and, of course, their creativity, skills and craftsmanship. Many treasures and tools were home-made ... and ingenious!
>Cantley 1889’s“POP UP Museum” will allow you to experience a “hands-on” taste of Cantley history to discover how our Cantley ancestors lived.
(Before reading the caption, try guessing what each item was used for!)
These artifacts, and many more, will be at the Musée “POP UP ” Museum.