The exhibition includes maps and objects from the Edwardian era, including a YMCA Bazaar banner signed by the shop traders - and those signatures have even been embroidered. The exhibition also features costume worn by refined ladies and gentlemen who built the Empire – intricate dresses, fine tailoring and strong colours. Along with costume, will be photographs and paintings of the era, supplemented by modern technology that allows us to show one of Cecil Cramp’s famous slide shows of Edwardian Horsham along with the celebrated film of Horsham Cricket Week in 1913. Using documents and surveys, the exhibition explores the town’s rich history - from school medals issued not for any academic achievement, but just for turning up, to the amazing array of clubs and societies that flourished in the town. This includes the many charities to help the poor, whose need was supposedly diminished through Lloyd George’s social reform - and to pay for those reforms, the maps were drawn up.
Open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00. Admission free of charge
Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, 9 Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex, West Sussex RH12 1HE
Monday 30 Jan 2017 to Tomorrow