THE SACK HOUSE MUSEUM
& INFORMATION CENTRE
OPENING OF SACK HOUSE MUSEUM
On Saturday 26th The Sack House Museum was
officially opened by Mayor Fiona Roper in Wantage Wharf with members of Wantage
Silver Band on hand to play a couple of suitable tunes and a fanfare. The
weather unfortunately took a turn for the worse at precisely the time when the
Trust tea towel was removed from the nice new blue plaque on the door.
However this did not dent the crowd's spirits as
they queued to get a look inside. Brian thanked all those who had worked to
prevent the building being demolished, and who had donated funds for the
The Museum is designed to provide information on the history and working of the Canal in Wantage and to put the building in context within the industrial archaeology of the town, e.g. the proximity to the Town Mill, and how the coming of the Canal changed the lives of the townsfolk. The TV will be showing slides shows and videos of various aspects of the canal restoration to date.
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