Beamish Museum comes to Middleton Hall

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Natasha from The Beamish Museum, dressed in Georgian clothes, stands in front of a Georgian Doorway holding a basket of sweets.
Natasha from Beamish Museum in front of the Georgian Doorway to Middleton Hall.

A representative from Beamish Museum visited Middleton Hall Retirement Village to deliver some of the world famous open air museum’s traditionally-made sweets to be sold in our Orangery shop.

To reflect the Georgian heritage of the original section of Middleton Hall, Natasha Anson came dressed in historical clothing and took a walk around the site treating residents to free sweets.

Natasha’s main role at Beamish Museum is working on its 1950s project. This will soon include a replica of Middleton St George’s former Middleton’s Fish and Chip Shop, chosen by the Beamish team from over 17,000 fish and chip shops that existed across the country in 1950.

Middleton Woods resident Joan Musty remembers the fish and chip shop and shared her memories with Natasha which she will use to help shape the project at Beamish. As an added bonus Joan’s wedding announcement from 1956 will be featured in the newspaper used to wrap fish and chips at Beamish.

Joan, an Independent resident at Middleton Hall Retirement Village, talks to Natasha from Beamish Museum who is in Georgian dress.

You can read more about Beamish’s 1950s village here: https://www.beamish.org.uk/remaking/about-remaking-beamish/

There is a dedicated page to the Fish and Chip shop remake here: https://www.beamish.org.uk/remaking/exhibits/1950s-town/fish-and-chip-shop

You can purchase a jar of Made in Beamish traditional sweets in The Orangery shop for £4.50.

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