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This blog is about all those happenings inside and outside the Museum that have caught our attention.
From events and exhibitions, to new discoveries in the collections, to news and views.
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We're nearly there!
More details of the build are filled in as the Exhibition takes shape. Our Museum desk even becomes a hospital work station!
More spare parts arrive – heads, knees and full bodies. What is going on?
The BBC and their hospital equipment arrive on Day Two of the new Exhibition build to create a Holby City operating theatre in our little space. So far we have a scrub sink, and a foot – that looks hopping mad. Watch this big space for more fun photos!
Here are some shots of the Exhibition team stripping out Good Vibrations, on Day One as we head toward Holby City. Look out for more fun in the days ahead….
Only 4 more days of our Good Vibrations 60s Exhibition, before we close on Saturday for a couple of weeks and prepare for our next. In association with the BBC in Elstree we will be showcasing Holby City At 20. Yes Holby has been running for 20 years and has been filmed in the BBC Elstree Studios in Borehamwood all that time. The Museum will become an operating theatre, and you'll be able to get fully acquainted with what goes on behind the scenes as the show is made.
More details to follow - watch this blog!
The Lynx Lights Up
Sixties Friends Reminisce At The Bar
Saturday night saw a goodly contingent of Museum Friends joined by original Lynx Club members and Sixties music fans to celebrate the only Club from those days still standing. Tying in with our current Exhibition, Good Vibrations, this was the ideal way to pay tribute to an important part of Borehamwood’s history when many a now-famous ‘star’ was learning how to attract a crowd.
Sheila Moss was there for every Sunday show during the Sixties and can still remember dancing along to the band of the night in front of the stage. Here she is in the Post of the time watching Georgie Fame with her friends! And of course Sheila was there Saturday bopping away!
And we got a surprise visit from Sgt Pepper and his LH Band as well – here they are arriving from Abbey Road.
A great night, with requests for a repeat – who knows?
Maxwell Park Community Centre is waiting for Saturday Night and The Lynx Reunion. Enjoy a Sixties Night with music food and clothes from that famous era. We can't wait to see you!
Appealing to local musicians - did you play at The Lynx Club in the Sixties? Join us for an evening of Lynx nostalgia!
Were you a member of The Lynx Club? Join our Reunion and relive those days of youth!
Scooters and Parkas welcome!
Elstree & Borehamwood Museum and Maxwell Park Community Centre
The Lynx Reunion
Saturday 14 September 2019 at 7.30 pm
In conjunction with the current Exhibition in the Museum, Good Vibrations, we are looking back at the Sixties with an Evening Down The Lynx Club. Come back to where it all happened in the Sixties in Boreham Wood. Wear your Sixties clothes, eat Sixties food, and enjoy the Sixties Sounds. Meet old friends and relive those carefree days! The Museum will remain open later on Saturday evening so you can get in the Sixties mood first before going to Maxwell Park Centre – the original home of the Lynx Club - for a night of nostalgia.
Entrance will be £5, or free if you bring your original Links & Cha Club Membership Card, Long John Club Card, or Lynx Card.
Saturday’s Families Day was one of the hottest we could remember, so after a battle with an awkward gazebo we collapsed in the shade to await our first visitors. We did find some were keen to try the 60s game of Twister, but with the heat as it was, reluctance to dress up in 60s gear was quite understandable. Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say hello, see you at our current Exhibition, Good Vibrations.
Organiser Matt, volunteers Mike & Betty at the start of Families Day