Monday, 11 June 2012

News - Bow Street dock is kept in city museum (Nottingham)

THE original dock from Bow Street Magistrates' Court is being kept in the Galleries of Justice museum, Nottingham.

To celebrate is arrival, the museum is holding exhibitions on its history, the first being on Nottingham suffragette Helen Kirkpatrick Watts, who stood in the dock in the early 1900s.

Bev Baker, senior curator and archivist at the museum, said: "The National Curriculum includes this subject and so this is perfect for school projects and visits.

"We also want to engage the wider community and invite them to look into their family history and bring along any memorabilia, photographs or jewellery related to the suffragettes for us to display in this new exhibition."

Further exhibitions will happen over the coming months.


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