News Remembering homemakers at Maidstone Museum

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Maidstone Museum is holding a special event to capture the memories of homemakers.

They are inviting anyone along who worked in the home, looking after family and the house at a time when food shopping was an everyday chore and household tasks took much longer than they do today.

The Museum, owned and managed by Maidstone Borough Council, is asking anyone who remembers homes from days gone by to come along on Friday 10 January 2020 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

On the day, someone will be on hand to talk to and share any photographs, household tools and memorabilia from homemaking in the past. Any memories will be captured with a voice recorder and may then be used to create new oral histories in displays about the borough of Maidstone.

Museum Director Victoria Barlow said:

“We are trying to create a social history account of the area and any memories of how homes were run will be so valuable in building a picture of how things used to be, and will be captured for generations to come.

“Life moves so quickly and sometimes the little things we take for granted today would have been an amazing asset to people living just a few decades before. Please come along and tell us your memories of making a home.”

There is no need to book, just come along on the day; refreshments will also be provided.

The Memories Day is part of a series of events encouraging people to share their memories, passing them on to future generations. The forthcoming Memories Days are; Transport on 14 Feb for anyone who worked on buses, trains or the trams in Maidstone, and Medical for anyone who worked in the medical profession, at Maidstone hospital, or a local surgery or dentists, on 13 March. For more information on all events at the Museum visit the website:

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