Walks of Life Museum and Musem of the Horse in Tuxford are hosting free events to mark National Storytelling Week
Museums in a village are hosting free events to mark National Storytelling Week.
The Walks of Life Museum and War Museum of the Horse in Tuxford are hosting the events on January 27 and February 4 respectively.
Keith Betts will tell the Mining Ghost story at the Walks of Life Museum, talking about his personal experience of working on the mines in Tuxford and encountering the ghost.
He will also enlighten visitors on several facts about the mining industry as well as about accidents and disasters that happened throughout the years.
The event will start at 2pm at the cabin at the museum.
On Sunday, February 4, the owner of The Museum of the Horse, Sally Mitchell, will present the Horses at War event.
The illustrated talk, which is not recommended for the faint-hearted, tells the story of what happened to horses before, during and after the war.
“The horses went through a really hard time, people know a lot about the soldiers but very few people think about the horses.
“Around a million horses went to the war, but only 60,000 came back, but most of them were shot at the end of the war as it was cheaper than bringing them back.”
After the talk, there will be a tour of the museum.
Due to the limited numbers, people are advised to book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01777 838234.
People who wish to attend the talk at the Walks of Life Museum can book their place by contacting the owner, Diane Hunt on 01777872776.