Local suppliers to Normansfield – 1868 to the 1930s
Research by members of the University of the Third Age (U3A) from September 2018 to March 2019.
The museum archive has a large collection of bills and receipts from suppliers of goods and services to Normansfield from the late 19th to early 20th century. These documents have provided a picture of daily life in the running of a large institution.
Part of the collection is on permanent loan from local historian Ken Howe whose article can be read here: https://langdondownmuseum.org.uk/normansfield/the-normansfield-bills/
Research by a U3A Shared Learning Project has covered the following: the farm, electric lighting, the laundry, musical instruments, weaving, photography and kitchen supplies.