Museum Elevenses: The Heath

Described as ‘The Jewel in the Crown’ of Petersfield, Petersfield Heath has been the venue for family outings, social gatherings and more for hundreds of years.

Grab a complimentary tea or coffee and join us as we look through our Photography Archive for images of the people, places and events that have taken place on Petersfield Heath over the decades.

Whether you want to share your memories of the Heath or want to discover more about this part of the towns history there is something for everyone.

Museum Elevenses are a FREE drop in session where you are able to pop in or out at any point during the event.
No Booking Necessary.
Participation does not include general admission.

About Museum Elevenses
Museum Elevenses is your opportunity to delve into our amazing Photography Collection, including the fascinating Don Eades Photographic Archive as we project digitised images.

This is more than just an opportunity to look at images from our extensive Photography Collection but an invitation to share your own memories, anecdotes, and connections to the events, people, and places depicted in these images.

Museum Elevenses is a unique opportunity to connect with others, reminisce, and uncover new insights into the history of Petersfield and its surroundings.

About or Photography Collection
The Photography Collection contains over 10,000 original photographs, modern-day copies and picture postcards from the late 1800s to the present day. Ranging from personal family photographs to documentary images, they offer a fascinating record of social and architectural changes over the past decades and a glimpse of people’s everyday lives.

Don Eades Photographic Archive

In 2016, Don Eades, a local freelance newspaper photographer, gifted over 100,000 negatives to form an archive of images that span three decades, from 1962 until the 1980s.  He photographed architectural and urban changes in the area, community events, sporting activities and daily life, capturing moments that continue to evoke memories and individual stories.

With the help from members of The Arts Society Petersfield and our volunteers, the comprehensive undertaking to conserved, catalogued and digitised this extensive archive is ongoing. The project was supported by a grant from the AIM Pilgrim Trust Collections Care scheme, the Hampshire Archives Trust and councillors from East Hampshire District Council through their Community Scheme Grant.

“Very interesting – brings back memories!” (Museum and Art Gallery Visitor)

Summary... Museum Elevenses is your opportunity to delve into our amazing Photography Collection, including the fascinating Don Eades Photographic Archive as we project digitised images.

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