A personal view of my interaction with the National Railway Museum. A huge collection was purchased by the museum from us in 2009. Their main outstation at Shildon happens to be much nearer home. 35 miles rather than 100.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
York 26th February 2013
It has been a year since one of us was in York. Fiona was in this month in 2012. Does'nt time fly when aunts die, illness strikes and museum director's change. I managed to York and met Tim Procter the archivist who cares for The Forsythe Collection. It was very worthwhile. It is all now in a new roller shelving home. Two gentleman from Harwich were there for the day working on NRM materials including The Forsythe Collection. I used my time to make 250 pictures of items which will appear probably in various Facebook locations. Tim is preparing a detailed Collection Development Plan. Graham Cornish has been continuing to work through the binders making A4 descriptive sheets. It being 2013 it was difficult not to take a picture of A4s.
Our website http://fionnconsultancy.co.uk tells you a lot more. Our internet presence is summarised here http://about.me/forsytherobert . I am an author, curator, dealer interested in the ephemera of travel and transport amongst many other enthusiasms. I am married to a wonderful wife and mother and our daughter Clare is already a National Trust life member. We hold or link to some exceptional resources as the main website shows. We do a lot of work with on-line auctions. Our interests are very eclectic as the range of blogs that we follow shows. Because we follow a blog do not immediately assume it is a 100% endorsement!