Further Additions To Antiques Contributions From London Museums
London and a number of other places are helping Hull in, its scheme to make " an old English street" by sending suitable additions to the antiques which have already been gathered.
The street, which is being constructed under the direction of Mr. T. Sheppard, was described some weeks ago in the Catholic Herald. When completed it will be an authoritative representation of a street in the " olden days."
The Kensington Science Museum has sent a large treadle lathe, 150 years old, and in good working order, for the woodturner's shop.
From Far and Wide
The Victoria and Albert Museum has presented some beautiful pieces of carved woodwork, including several of the Adam period.
Many gifts have been received from other sources.
Each trade in the museum street has its own shop-front—and some are actually frontages of shops of 100 years ago.
Genuine bow-windows have arrived from Bridlington, York, Driffield, Wakefield, and Ware (Herts). Panelling of the Charles Ii period has been recovered from a house in Hull, recently demolished.