Museum holds first sale of surplus items

LOCAL historians are planning their first sale.

The event will raise funds for Bognor Regis Museum.

The attraction in West Street has many times the space of the former museum but Bognor Regis Local History Society has found it is still running out of room.

Space is at a premium to store the many interesting items brought in each year by residents and visitors.

Curator Chris Burstow said as many items were stored in boxes as were on show in the West Street museum. This meant being more selective in accepting donations to ensure they complemented existing collections or were unique to Bognor.

“As such, we have now found we have lots of duplicates and we really only want one good example of any one thing,” he said.

The museum acquired several cast iron food mincers, electric drills and woodworking planes, among other articles. The sale will also include items from the museum’s past as a pub.

The fundraiser is being held from 10am-4pm on March 15 in the shed behind the museum. This can be reached via Sadler Street.

Money raised will restore the shed for the town’s only remaining bathing machine.