Ahead of hosting the Medieval Combat Society at our Medieval Combat Day on Sunday 17th October, we thought we’d take a look at exactly what medieval combat looked like. There were many wars throughout Europe in the medieval period, but probably the most famous...
Straw splitters were used by women workers in the cottage industry of straw plaiting during the Tudor and Stuart times. The plaited straws would be sold to Luton, where they would be turned into straw hats. The invention of the straw splitter meant that local women...
Windrush Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury on 22 June 1948. The arrival of the Empire Windrush nearly 73 years ago marked a seminal moment in Britain’s history and has come to represent the rich diversity of...
Happy International Women’s Day! Today we’re thinking about the lace-making women of the local area, who would make beautiful, intricately patterned Bucks point lace. Bucks point lace has a pattern outlined in gimp thread (the gimp is normally thicker...
In October of 2020, we were proud to unveil an exhibition that was the product of a lot of work and local collboration. We Are The Windrush Generation was spearheaded by Daffodil Forbes, who has been involved with Wycombe Museum as a volunteer and freelancer for many...
On Sunday 21 June, we were involved in a live Wycombe Windrush 2020 celebration zoom party. The fantastic event included talks, dancing, quizzes, singing, steel pan playing, and much more from local people in their homes. Running alongside the party broadcast was a...
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