Beamish Museum WW1 Transport ~ part 3

Part 1 HERE  Part 2 HERE

The museum is currently undergoing an £18million expansion, to include a 1950s Town and coaching inn.  They have a huge store cupboard where they’re getting stuff together for it.

I have no idea what this is
A feed the baby race. 😳 (the x-box of it’s day 🤣 )

This next shot is of a contraption that was used by hairdressers to perm ladies hair!

perm machine (aka death’s head!)

apparently they would sometimes, catch fire, or blow up, and some ladies were severely burned or died!

Keep smiling!

Wall to wall retro!






a 1950’s icon
Still going strong today

Well that’s it for a look round the museum’s store cupboard, not usually open when we’ve been before, can’t wait to see the 1950’s town when it’s up and running.  Who remembers any of this stuff! Not me of course, I’m far too young! 🤣🤣

Stay tooned loads more to come!

All images can be embiggened for extended perusal of their magnificence 🤣



45 thoughts on “Beamish Museum WW1 Transport ~ part 3

  1. Love all that retro stuff, FR. I still miss having one of those old cookers with an ‘eye level’ grill! I hung onto mine until moving here in 2012. Couldn’t bring it, as we have no Gas supply here.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Ah, the things we’ll do for beauty.

    I think I might enjoy looking through these items in “cupboard” fashion more than in typical museum style. Or maybe that’s because this way, it sort of feels like shopping. And I do love shopping.

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  3. Wow, what a lot of interesting stuff, Fraggle. I’m amazed that they’re going to make an entire town. It looks like they might have enough washer/dryers and stoves for it though. 😀 So cool. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs!

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  4. I’m so glad they’d stopped using those things when I had my one and only perm in 1979. They look like light bulb sockets. I’m they were just attaching wet hair to the electricity supply.

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