Memories Day at Maidstone Museum


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Did you work in the retail industry in Maidstone, maybe in one of the large department stores around town or one of the small independent shops?

Come along to Maidstone Museum on Friday 18 January 2019 and share your stories and experiences with others like you.

As the County Town of Kent, Maidstone has a long tradition of trade and there’s been a market here for over 700 years. But over the last few decades, the High Street has changed dramatically with the disappearance of a number of ‘household names’, such as British Home Stores (BHS) and Woolworths, plus the Army & Navy Stores, C&H Fabrics and more.

Many of these stores were major employers in the town and we’d like to speak to anyone who worked for them, or any of the host of smaller, independent shops that have come and gone over the years.

If you, a member of your family or friends worked in the retail industry, please come along to the museum on 18 January and share your experiences. The event is completely free to attend and runs from 10.30am - 12.30pm.

There’ll be a further Memories Day session in February too, when we’d like to hear from anyone who worked in farming and agriculture in the Garden of England.

You can find further details on these events, and all future events at the museum at maidstonemuseum.org


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