Wednesday 2 March 2016

Do you have any local music memorabilia?

‘I Love Music: Kettering’ comes to the Manor House Museum


This year’s Summer Exhibition at the Manor House Museum, running from Saturday 18th June to Saturday 17th September, is all about Kettering and music. Our galleries will display changing musical trends since the War and the impact they had on our town - so we need your help!
We aim to feature every sort of music from every decade right up to the present day. So if you have anything connected with Kettering’s music scene past and present - think pictures, posters, programmes, records, adverts, sheet music, instruments, records player, tape players, videos, autographs, clothing or memories - you would like to record, please get in touch as soon as possible.
We are particularly interested in local musicians such as Richard Coles from The Communards, Horace Panter from The Specials, Jim Dale, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, Mungo Jerry, and also the big names that came and played in the town such as Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac, and The Who etc.
The exhibition opens in June 2016 but to help plan the exhibition staff would be looking to collect suitable objects by the end of May 2016. All objects will be returned at the end of the exhibition in September 2016.
If you have any items that you may think are suitable for the exhibition then please contact Louise Hannam, Museum Officer on 01536 535 609 or email
Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate and Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:
“At the Manor House Museum we’re always trying to display new and interesting exhibitions with a local perspective. Kettering has had some important local musicians and some of the big names have played in the town over the years so it will be great to see what memorabilia will be on display”.
Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture, said:
“Do you have anything that offers a glimpse into the music history of Kettering that you would be happy to share with others in this interesting exhibition? We’d love to hear from you!”