A TOWN museum based at the former home of famous Uttoxeter historian Francis Redfern has a brand new collection on display for visitors.
It is the latest in a series of collections from Uttoxeter citizens that has gone on display at Redfern’s Cottage, the town’s unique museum of Uttoxeter Life in Carter Street.
Alan Higgins, who is also a volunteer and the shop manager at the museum, has spent 30 years on his hobby, working in wood to produce beautiful carvings.
Tragically in 2011 Mr Higgins lost most of his collection in a devastating house fire.
What survived are all on show. The exhibition will be available to view for four to five weeks, throughout March.
Visitors can see fire damage on one of the surviving carvings which he produced in honour of his grandfather.
Mr Higgins has also published a book to commemorate his grandfather’s exploits during the First World War, titled Tommy at Gommecourt, and copies are on sale in the museum shop.
The trustees of the museum are looking for similar collections from local people and would welcome interesting examples for display in the museum.