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Item of the month - December 2017

Nativity crib



Just after the war, German Prisoners of War were building Judge Heath Lane. 

Margaret Builth, then aged 7 and her sister Pauline, aged 5, used to walk past their camp to get to Dr Tripletts School from their home in Ash Grove. 

'One of the prisoners said he had two daughters the same age - he said he was really missing them. He used to make us wooden toys and at Christmas he made this Nativity scene out of odd bits he found on site'.

The crib was used by Margaret and her family for many years until she gave it to the museum.


The 'Wonder of this age' (the strange story of Roger Crab, Ickenham's hermit).
In 1947 Laurence Olivier was filming Hamlet at Denham Studios.
An introduction to Mr E G Reynolds' saddlers tools (ref UXBLH : 7135)
A sampler from the Uxbridge School of Industry for Girls.
The Town of Uxbridge and the Countess of Derby' by Barbara Jones.
Routleff's Annual Uxbridge Directory, 1929
Fortune Grass by Mabel Lethbridge.
Stone age flints and mysterious horse skulls.
The Mills family album
Peregrinations of a Kiddy, by Thomas Strutt
Basset's Grant - the Uxbridge Market charter
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