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‘WONDERFUL WORLD’: Residents invited to explore collection of Ladybird books

 Published on: 22nd June 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

A museum in St Albans is inviting residents to explore an extensive collection of childhood books, loaned by a collector from the city.

St Albans Museum opened The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Artists on Friday, May 10, showcasing hundreds of books loaned by Helen Day, who grew up in St Albans.

Helen said: “It feels incredibly special to open this exhibition in my home city. It’s been brilliant to show my friends and family my collection, as well as meeting many local fellow Ladybird fans.”

Catherine Newley, audience development manager at the museum, said: “Opening weekend was a great success, with the exhibition connecting deeply with both locals and visitors from afar – people were eager to visit before the doors even opened!

“It’s been a joy to see so many visitors, young and old, engaging so keenly with the exhibition.”

The exhibition, which is open until September 8, recounts the fascinating history of the little Loughborough print business which became a giant in children’s publishing. Along with the books, visitors can enjoy original artworks and artefacts.

Photo credit: St Albans Museums

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