The usual busy week often doesn’t allow for readers’ comments on past blogs to be included. However, they are very welcome and are not ignored. Please use the comment facility (top right of each blog) to keep in touch. Here is a selection from earlier in the year:
“Interesting reading about Florence Nightingale. Thank you. They do have a small amount of memorabilia on display at Wilton House. I also recommend a visit to the church at Wellow where she is buried.” Mags Kirby
“Love the Salisbury museum blog“. A Livingstone
“We live in a far-flung postcode which dictates that we are occasional visitors. What we have seen we have enjoyed and with luck we shall see some of this year’s exhibitions. What we have heard is as impressive. We know the Museum, for all its professional creativity and direction, survives with the support of the enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dedicated band of volunteers. Without them the Museum would have died a death by a thousand cuts as might the high-flyer at the top of the ladder – KSR.
We would know that face anywhere.“
All the way from Russia….
“Dear Alan Crooks!
Thanks for the interesting story! The city of Salisbury helped Stalingrad during the war years!
Thanks to the people of Salisbury for their help!
Sincerely, Alexander Bunin“
STALINGRAD FOUNDATION (VOLGOGRAD)
“I think the Tudor spoon shown may be a dole spoon.
Breamore has a medieval one in their kitchen. It is supposed to hold enough food to sustain a starving person for a day. Maybe this spoon is smaller, but it is an interesting thought.” S Brumfitt
And all the way from New Zealand….
“Thank you Alan – loved the photo, and your commentary. A lot of nostalgia! My family and I left Salisbury in 1965, for New Zealand where we settled, and seeing this photo brought back many memories.” R Gay