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Can you guess the use of the item from this month’s Spalding Gentlemen’s Society’s Cabinet of Curiosities feature?





Last month’s mystery item from Spalding Gentlemen’s Society’s Cabinet of Curiosities had you all stumped.

It was in fact an item that was attached to the bottom of a lady’s skirt in Edwardian times, it had a cord attached and was used to lift the hem up to keep it dry and clean around puddles and dirty roads.

This month’s item looks a bit like a regular penknife, but with an extra added attachment. Does anyone know what it was used for? If you do just email your answer to outreach@sgsoc.org by the closing date of Tuesday, April 23. The answer and next month’s object from Spalding Gentlemen’s Society’s Cabinet of Curiosities will appear on Tuesday, May 14.

April's mystery item - a penknife, but with a difference...
April's mystery item - a penknife, but with a difference...
Last month's item from an Edwardian lady's wardrobe, which had you all stumped.
Last month's item from an Edwardian lady's wardrobe, which had you all stumped.

The first correct answer out of the hat will win a pair of tickets to any of the Society’s forthcoming lectures.

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is one of the oldest learned societies, founded in 1710. The museum in Broad Street, Spalding, is open to all from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Entry is free. Inside is a cornucopia of items to inform, educate and amuse - of local, national and international interest. Currently the museum is holding an Ethnographic and Curious Connections exhibition.

The new Face2Face exhibition of items from the collection focusing on faces is now open at the “SGS” room at Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding, from 10.30am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday.

Find out more about the museum and its activities at www.sgsoc.org



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