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Roadshow Monday 11 February, Southampton City Art Gallery

Roadshow at Southampton City Art Gallery

Diana used to wonder how a cream could make you vanish!

The Roadshow spent an enjoyable couple of hours with members of the Friends of Southampton Museums and Galleries at the Southampton City Art Gallery.

After exploring the Heritage100 website using iPads, we spent some time looking at Days Out themed objects which prompted a vivid group sojourn down memory lane.

Diana recalled the Ponds Vanishing Cream worn by her aunt and remembered how she used to wonder how a cream could make you vanish!

Chris recalled how her mother and her grandmother were dressmakers and how her grandmother made every shirt her grandmother ever wore.

The group reflected on how people used to spend more time dressing to go out and how you would never leave home without a nice pair of gloves.

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  • Group facilitator Emma Golby-Kirk from Now Heritage shared with the group her personal memento of her Grandmother - a pack of exquisite miniature playing cards - and recalled her memory of her Grandmother playing Solitaire in the last years of her life. Emma passed photographs of the three generations of mothers going right back to post-colonial days on the Seychelle Islands. The group agreed that the tactile nature of a reminiscence object forges a stronger emotional response than photographs do.
  • Two group members also brought along their items: Diana brought some colourful glass beads and a silver necklace belonging to an aunt who dressed well, and Chris showed a bound collection of cigarette cards passed down from a father who received them from his cousin in 1914. Two hours whizzed by and everyone enjoyed uploading stories and comments to the website.

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Roadshow at Southampton City Art Gallery
Roadshow at Southampton City Art Gallery
Roadshow at Southampton City Art Gallery
Roadshow at Southampton City Art Gallery
Roadshow at Southampton City Art Gallery

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