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09:30 – 16:00

Object of the Month – September 2023

Photograph of children at Miners Gala, 1954

BEKMM: 2019.662

For this month’s Object of the Month display, we asked one of our very own Learning and Engagement Officers, Diana, who chose this image from a Miners Gala Day held at the Betteshanger Welfare Sports Ground in 1954. 

“This image reminds me of school sports days. It is a day when parents, carers, siblings and extended family come together to support and cheer some of the youngest members of the family. It is a cherished memory some of us carry with us well into our adult lives.

The expressions on the children’s faces here are sheer joy with a hefty dose of cheekiness. To me it shows that children and their cheekiness never really change and that children will always be children!”

On the photograph we see Charlie, Linda and Pamela Sheavills and Ron Price.