Exhibition to explore history of Thetford industry

The Ancient House Museum in Thetford. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

The Ancient House Museum in Thetford. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2013

The newest exhibition at the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life explores the story behind the town's distinctive local industry.

Pulp, Pin Trays, Pails and Pots explores the story of the town's Pulp Ware and the people who worked there.

Thetford Pulp Ware was made in the town from 1879 until the 1950s and it used power from the river to pulp up recycled materials such as old jute bags to make useful articles for the home, for shops and for industry.

Museum curator Oliver Bone said: 'I am delighted that we have a chance to display a selection from the museum's colourful collection of Thetford pulp ware.

'It has been fascinating to learn more about the pulp process and the people who worked at the Pulp Mill and to help tell their story.


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A range of historical theme events will take place during the year-long exhibition.

For more information visit the museum's Facebook page.

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