The Scouts Drop in for a Visit
Friday 4 November 2016
On Tuesday 18th of October a group of eighteen Cub-Scouts were welcomed into the museum for an evening visit.
Their trip opened with a tour round the museum to see our current exhibition on Shops and Shopping, ‘Down the Shops.’ This included weighing out sweets using old-fashioned Imperial measurements in ounces and using the clunking till with pre-decimal pounds, shillings and pence (and florins, halfpennies, sixpences and all) – much to their delight!
They then enjoyed a short talk suggested by their leaders regarding historic Childhood in Borehamwood, a talk supplemented with photographs from our collection.
The young people then interviewed a panel of museum Volunteers, asking any questions they liked and on a wide variety of topics.