Opening up our archives
In May we will be staging our first ever public exhibition at the town’s wonderful Museum and Art Gallery in The Square to share some of the memories and memorabilia from our Morris Archives.
To give a hint of some of the cherished items from years past, we captured the family with some of their favourites.
Chris found James Kent Morris the second’s suitcase that travelled with him on the Starline ocean liner and discovered that his own grandfather, Cliff Morris, had also used it and had his own initials engraved on the leather. It seemed a perfect partner for today’s CM to showcase! A Morris Toffee Tin featuring the Shrewsbury crest will bring back memories of Morris’s Candy Kitchens on Welsh Bridge and took Bill back in time to his early days in the business. Timothy spotted the Morris’s Café sign promoting delicacies of the time – Ham and Tongue and Fruit and Cream. The Morris Café tea dances on Pride Hill were a social highlight for many Shropshire residents. Robin is pictured holding one of the Company’s many hand scripted leather bound ledgers, each carefully preserving the Company business of its time.
Visitors to the Museum and Art Gallery will be able to step back in time into the social history of Shrewsbury and go on a journey right up until today, through the specially curated exhibition which opens to the public on 30th May 2019.
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