Local History Category

The Trust Waves Goodbye to Eureka

Last Thursday, Neil Bollen (metal conservator), Neil’s son Rupert and Alma Rahat (University of Exeter) came to Street and took the Eureka machine away to be conserved and given lots of TLC in an AHRC project. Moving the machine proved rather a challenge. As shelving had been installed in the storeroom around the machine, it […]

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Eureka Preparing First Trip For 150 years…

Eureka is preparing to go on the move for the first time in 150 years… Neil Bollen and the Latin Verse MachineThis week, metal conservator Neil Bollen came to The Grange, Street, to view the Latin Verse Machine in situ and to start getting it ready to transport down to a temporary workshop at the […]

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History of Greenbank Pool, Street goes on display

A series of exhibition panels demonstrating the history of one of Somerset’s few remaining lidos, Greenbank Pool in Street, have recently gone on permanent display. Created using a combination of records and photographs held in the Alfred Gillett Trust Archive and images generously donated by members of the public the panels highlight the history of […]

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