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CABIN LANDS: A home at last for highly anticipated Radlett Museum

 Published on: 14th October 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A historic day for Radlett took place last month as the bespoke cabin and new home of the Radlett and District Museum (RaDM) landed in the village.

The new cabin arrived in The Radlett Village Institute in early October and the trustees of RaDM gave an overview of the important moment.

They said: “The Radlett Village Institute was a hive of activity at 6.30am on a chilly Thursday morning early in October. A bespoke cabin arrived on a very large wide-bodied vehicle, which was accompanied by an out-rider. The driver and his colleague demonstrated their skill and experience as they swung their very long and wide vehicle through the entry point and into the Village Institute forecourt and then manoeuvred it through a very tight gap and into the overflow car park at the rear of the premises. 

“Their challenging early start was still not over as they then had to lift the cabin off the vehicle and position it precisely onto its permanent site at the bottom of the garden. 

“The whole operation was eagerly observed by representatives of portable offices – the cabin manufacturer, local builders – Griggs, two of the museum trustees and the caretaker of the Institute, who also supplied very welcome hot drinks.”

Stuart Nagler, chair of the trustees, said: “This is a really exciting time for us all getting to this point after some four years since Philip Eastburn died and left us all his archives.

“Please help us to carry on his legacy and work with us in helping to build a first-class modern museum for Radlett and its adjoining communities so that we can display, educate and entertain for you now and future generations.

“This is your museum and we want it to be a real community building. We will be putting on events and activities for all groups, including younger and older visitors. Our building will be very suitable for those with disabilities and there is excellent parking on site. Anyone with any time to spare please contact me on Volunteering can take many forms such as helping to put on events, acting as a guide when people visit, helping with the archives and displays, fund-raising, etc. Also, if any of you have articles or exhibits that you would like to donate to the Museum please contact me.” 

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