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Hands on History to two more locations

In Museums, new content on December 3, 2010 at 3:43 pm

The BBC’s travelling exhibition about the history of the British high street opens today in two more locations: Bradford and Louth. The show has already been to 8 other places around the UK and next week makes its final journey to Northern Ireland where it will go on display in Armagh.

The exhibition coincides (on purpose!) with the BBC ONE series Turn Back Time: the High Street, which also finishes next week. If you’ve been watching it you’ll have seen the families involved moving through different time periods each week, trying to run their business in a new era. Last week was the swinging 60s, when the first supermarket opened on the recreated high street. Next week might be more austere however, as the Winter of Discontent comes to life.

Regular viewers will also now know Karl Sergison, who I got to interview when I was curating the exhibition for the BBC – we ran a little story about him and his family in a timeline about the history of British grocers. He’s just let me know that his new website is up and running at www.karlsergison.com. He’s certainly quite a character!

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