Exhibition is just the job

THE industrial past and present of the world s first garden city is to be featured at an exhibition – but first the organisers need the help of Comet readers. Corsets, Cranes and Canopies starts on November 11 at the First Garden City Heritage Museum in N

THE industrial past and present of the world's first garden city is to be featured at an exhibition - but first the organisers need the help of Comet readers.

Corsets, Cranes and Canopies starts on November 11 at the First Garden City Heritage Museum in Norton Way South, Letchworth GC.

Now the organisers are looking for local people or anyone who had connections with the life and times of the town's industrial base to lend them photographs, catalogues and even small products - particularly from the last 40 years.

One of the many companies the museum would like to find out more about is Design and Engineering Plastics (Letchworth) which in the 1970s and 1980s manufactured, among other things, film props, including the sword Excalibur, used in the film of the same name and the starship for Marlon Brando in the first Superman film.

Museum curator Robert Lancaster said: "It would be wonderful if we could actually locate the sword. Borg-Warner, who had a major presence in the town, is another company where our information is limited."

Objects, photographs and other items can be brought to the museum from Monday to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.

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A fun A-Z exhibition of the first garden city is currently being held at the museum an runs until October 28.

For further information about either of the two exhibitions, call the museum on 01462 482710.