Monday, May 10, 2010


Saturday's awful weather did not subdue the celebrations at the Cater Museum's 50th birthday. Despite the rain, the day was memorable. The Friends of the Museum had prepared a superb lunch which was enjoyed by friends and so many visitors. Jim Shrubb, our home-grown Town Crier was there to welcome governors, trustees and many visitors and the party atmosphere was evident. Our Member of Parliament, Mr John Baron, presented prizes to the young winners of the recent children's art competition and the Encore Harmony Group were fabulous. Love those jackets! Pictured here are Neville Deakin, Peter Strong with Mr Baron and Jim Shrubb and other highlights. Barbara Birdsall and Curator, Chris Brewster are pictured with David Richman, brother of our first Curator, Harry Richman, who painted the beautiful scenes of Billericay which have been incorporated in the brand new book which was was selling so well at the party - copies are available from the Cater at £8.50. The Cater Museum is open to visitors every day (except Sunday)from 2pm-5pm. Free entry - visitors warmly welcomed. 74 High Street Tel: 01277 622023