Hedon Museum celebrates 25th anniversary

Hedon Museum has been open 25 years and to celebrate the Society is holding competitions so everyone in the area can get involved.

As the community helped form the museum out of the old caretakers cottage at the rear of the Hedon Town Hall, the Chair of the Hedon Museum Society, Mr. Anthony Hay says:

“We felt it right to try to include the community in celebrating. We have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Humber Museums Partnership to fund the staging of the competitions, and then follow them with exhibitions of the entries. We then also plan to publish a number of them in various volumes as a special archive for the future.”

The competitions are for people living in the post code areas of HU12 8– and HU12 9–. For primary school children an entry is a written piece of work with the title ‘A Working Day in Victorian Hedon’.

Illustrations may be added, but it will be judged on the written content. For senior school age children the entry should be a design for a logo, emblem, a letterhead or similar, and the open competition is for everybody 16 and over and is for a photograph with the subject ‘Working Hedon’.

There are prizes of book vouchers up to the value of £50. The competition closes on 30th November and the winners will be announced 4th January 2022. The exhibition will be held later in 2022 also.

Hedon Museum will be working with Hedon and Inmans Primary Schools as well as with Holderness Academy. To encourage photographic entries, tutorials are taking place at the museum with a basic course on how to get the best results out of your camera phone, or other device, followed by another for more advanced use of the device. These will be the completed by a photo walk around Hedon with a little bit of history thrown in too.

For full details of the competitions, including terms and conditions, and for details of the photography tutorials, please visit the Hedon Museum website.