Three of Visit Nunney’s popular exhibitions on local heritage are now available online.
Since 2011 we have researched, produced and sponsored four exhibitions. The first of these was Rob Walker and Nunney – The Racing Years, about the most successful private Formula One team owner in racing history who was also our local Lord of the Manor. In the Fifties and Sixties Sir Stirling Moss and Hollywood legend Ginger Rogers visited Nunney as friends of Rob Walker.
The three exhibitions available online are: (click on the title or image to open the exhibitions)
Nunney during World War II (2012)
Well-known locals like Dorothy Wilcox, Owen Hillier and Fred Lestrange tell their personal stories of the war years, when our community magnificently rose to the challenge in its response to very real peril.
Unique archive material and photos tell the story of the Nunney Home Guard, the Air Raid Patrols, the hospital at Nunney Court, the Invasion Committee and the Carnival of 1943.
Nunney in the Middle Ages (2013)
Starting with the prehistoric, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman origins of Nunney, this exhibition covers the royal market charter of 1260, the Nunney hoard, Domesday Book, the Black Death, the story of Nunney Castle and its occupants and daily life in medieval Nunney.
Scarecrows – Child labour and education in 19th century Nunney (2014)
First-hand accounts and unique early photos of Nunney tell the shocking story of poverty and child labour in Victorian Nunney, and the struggle that eventually led to Nunney First School as we know it today.
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