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Diss Museum’s appeal for ‘iconic’ items from the 70s and 80s

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Diss Museum has appealed to the public in a bid to find ‘iconic items’ from the 1970s and 80s, with a view to a potential exhibition next year.

Items, such as LPs, toys, clothes, advertising, branding and packaging from the era, are being sought by the museum.

Shirley Farrow, one of the collection managers at the museum, told the Diss Express: “What we are looking for is iconic items from the 70s and 80s if people have got them because we are very short of items from that era in the Diss Museum collection.

“People often think when you are donating to a museum everything has to be old but in fact what we would consider recent history we don’t have very much at all.

“At this time of year people are turning out and we thought it would be a good time not to put items in the bin but donate to the museum.”

If you are able to donate or loan an item to the museum, email disscollections@gmail.com, phone 01379 650618, or call in at Diss Museum at 11 Market Hill.

Diss Museum is set to open again in mid-March on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm, and Friday and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, and, from May to August, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Admission is free.

For more information see www.dissmuseum.co.uk

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