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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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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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Lions and Buffaloes and Bears

The Alfred Gillett Trust recently acquired a set of three plywood animals which had been used for displays in Peter Lord shoe shops in the 1970s. They make a lovely addition to the shop furnishings and retail display material that we collect alongside the footwear and archive collections.

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Eureka is preparing to go on the move for the first time in 150 years…

This 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 University of Exeter for the Eureka AHRC Project. Neil took the opportunity to secure the various mechanisms and weights against the shaking […]

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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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Shoes on Loan for New Georgian Exhibition

Recently, five shoes from the collections travelled to Bath for installation in the new exhibition at No. 1 Royal Crescent, Portrait of a Lady? Ruin and reputation in the Georgian Era. Of the five, three had been in storage for many years. The shoes were selected by the team at Bath to complement the display […]

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The Story of Our Style

Clarks Montage Graphic

Recently the AGT were pleased to be able to provide some of our historic Point of Sale material to help create a retail display graphic for Clarks shops. Contained in a grid of Clarks shoe boxes, more than 120 separate images were created and photographed. Props include material drawn from our archive, iconic products, footwear […]

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Point of Sale Items Photographed for Clarks Project

The Alfred Gillett Trust were able to take part in an exciting partnership with the Clarks marketing department this week to help develop new displays for Clarks shops. We provided a local photographic studio with a range of different pieces of historic point of sale, the advertising material which is sent to shops every season.

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