A late bronze age axe head, a First World War bundle of letters, a lantern, an apprentice piece from the Works, a Wolverton Cricket Club blazer – each of these objects has a story to tell, a story that throws light on the history of Wolverton.
In celebration of National Heritage Week 2011 and inspired by the highly successful radio series ‘A History of the World in 100 objects’, the Wolverton Society for Arts & Heritage coordinated a week-long event during which residents and visitors were able to explore many aspects of Wolverton’s fascinating past through viewing a selection of 100 very diverse objects that each, in its own way, shed a light on that past.
On Sunday May 7th between 2pm and 5pm various organisations including the Scouts, Wolverton Sports Club, the Methodist Church, St George’s, MADCAP, the Community Orchard and Foundation House hosted free historical exhibitions.
From Monday 8th May to Saturday 13th May shops in the town had some of the 100 objects on display in their windows – an I Spy challenge for local children! On Saturday 13th May, Holy Trinity Church and Milton Keynes Museum in O’Connell Drive were open for people to explore and finally on Sunday 14th an exhibition at a concert at the Secret Garden revealed the last of the objects.