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.
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.