Monday, August 15

Tag: Egham Museum

Out Of Service
News, Opinion

Out Of Service

Egham High Street’s electric rising bollars have not worked for several weeks now. The bollards were installed in March 2017 by Surrey County Council (SCC) in order to prevent drivers from entering the street between Monday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm. The High Street is therefore a pedestrianised zone during these times. In recent weeks, the bollards have not been working and many cars have been driving and parking on the street during the day. While there are signs at the entrance to the High Street stating that it is a pedestrian-only area, many drivers are ignoring this and driving up and down the street anyway. According to Get Surrey, Egham resident Anthony Houlden has “reported this porblem numerous times to Runnymede Borough Council (RBC) and SCC” but the issue has persisted. H...
The Flood Anthology
Features

The Flood Anthology

Egham Museum have recently announced that they are releasing a book to commemorate the 2014 floods in Egham, and the impact they had on the lives of people within the area. The project is being led by a team of dedicated students with support from Community Action and the Egham Museum. A terrible disaster, the floods back in 2014 affected the lives of thousands all over the country, including local residents in Egham and the surrounding area. The floods occured after extremely poor weather resulted in high water levels along the River Thames. It was the wettest winter on record, with the ‘January monsoon’ the greatest since at least 1766. As a result, in at least 10 places water levels were at an all-time high, which ultimately lead to the river bursting its banks, and flooding nearby are...
Egham Museum to re-open with £40k funding from Runnymede Council
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Egham Museum to re-open with £40k funding from Runnymede Council

Following heavy torrential rain in mid August, Egham Museum has been closed for over a month due to flooding. However after just over a month of closure, the museum may soon re-open once a new curator is found. Egham Museum is a free entry historical exhibition museum which includes various exhibitions - the most popular of late being the Magna Carta exhibition in light of the recent 800th anniversary of the signing of the document. Egham Museum attracted around 3,000 people over the summer to visit the Magna Carta exhibition and commemorate the anniversary. The museum however is not always this popular and attracts other business by offering courses to the community (job/careers workshops etc). Egham Museum also acts as a bridge of communication between the community of Egham, the u...