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An Unusual Prize

It is easy to imagine that schools 100 years ago were serious places with a strong emphasis on rote learning of the three R’s (reading, writing and arithmetic) and generous amounts of corporal punishment.

A recent gift to the museum from the Feist family shows that’s not entirely accurate.  In 1916 Reg Feist won a prize at the Martinborough State School: a book called In Times of Peril, a boy’s adventure story set in India. 

As you can see there was nothing academic about young Reg’s success – he’s been rewarded for his prowess at eating buns.  It’s a pity there is no photo of what must have been a very funny event.

Thank you

The Trust would like to thank everyone who has supported the museum throughout the year, whether by giving time, visiting, or adding to our collection.  It has been a very successful year and we have lots of plans for 2021 so watch this space.

Summer Opening Hours

From 26 December to 8 February the museum will be open every day, from 11.30-3.30.      

Do pop in and have a look around. No charge but donation/koha much appreciated.

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