The Museum Roadshow made it’s way up to a Hertford Heath on the 11th August 2009.
Hertford Museum staff were joined by HALS, the Library Service and the Police to provide activities around the theme of ‘Dark Herts’.
We took the museum collections related to Crime and Punishment in Hertford and the archives gave visitors the opportunity to trace their very own criminal ancestors!
The Police officers gave tips on how to keep safe in the 21st century and even brought along modern and older uniforms for visitors to try on!
A good day was had by all, and most notably perhaps due to the cream teas courtesy of Connie!?
PCSO Paul Weston and Serena from HALS with one young visitor posing for the Mercury cameras!
Sally taking an interest in our objects and information panels Enjoying delicious cream teas! From left, Viv, museum volunteer and Sally and Connie, museum staff.
PCSO Paul Weston giving tips to visitors on keeping safe these days
Ken Griffin, Criminal Historian showing a visitor how to trace his criminal ancestry...I wonder if he found anything scandalous!
The motley crew...BACK ROW (FROM LEFT): Julie Sessions - Museum Assistant, Connie Taylor - Museum Administrator, Colin Clare - Herts Police, Serena Williams and Nick Connell - HALS, Ken Griffin - Criminal Historian, Paul Weston - PCSO, Herts Police. FRONT ROW (FROM LEFT): Sally Wilkes - Museum Assistant, Ruth Stratton - Assistant. Curator, Museum, Vivianne Robertson, Museum Volunteer and Eleanor Payne, Learning Officer.