The 2019 FoMM Prize Draw will be launched at the Morpeth Gathering (26th – 28th April) and run through the summer with the draw taking place after the Heritage Open Days (23rd September).
Tickets at £1 each or £5 a book are available from the Chairman, Nic Best (mob 0787 889 6292 email firstname.lastname@example.org) or any Committee member. Proceeds will go to the work of FoMM and Morpeth Antiquarian Society.
|First Prize||£100 Cash||Second Prize||Painting by Sarah Farooqi “Morpeth: Gateway to Northumberland” (above)|
|Third Prize||Basket of Produce from Blagdon Farm Shop||Fourth Prize||Fruit Basket from Price’s Greengrocers|
|Fifth Prize||Bottle of “Hadrian’s Wall” Local Craft Gin||Sixth Prize||Basket from the Cheese Shop|
|plus||Bottle of Single Malt Whisky||Framed Photo by Christopher Teasdale|
|£20 Voucher for Mocha Mondo Coffee||£20 Voucher for Bari Tea|
|“Kingdom of Northumbria” by D H Williams||Bottle of Whisky|
The aim of the Friends is to see a Museum established in the centre of Morpeth, to display the history of the town
We are appealing for the support of residents, ex-residents and visitors who agree that there is a need for a Museum in Morpeth.
Morpeth has been a market town for at least eight centuries. A Charter to hold a market was issued by King John in 1199, and it is believed to be a confirmation of an earlier charter. So Morpeth has a very long history, about which much is known.
The early history has survived in document form – for example, the edict of 1282, which demanded that all corn grown in Morpeth should be ground at the Lord’s Mill. That edict was still being enforced in the 18th century.
In more recent times, artefacts have survived. However, both documents and artefacts are scattered around Morpeth and beyond. For example, the Morpeth Court Rolls are held by Durham University, although an enterprising Past Chairman of Morpeth Antiquarian Society obtained copies, now housed in the Northumberland Records Office, at present in Morpeth.
The Friends have a list of important artefacts that still exist. Their location is known. Their ownership is known. In some cases, promises have been made that if a museum existed, artefacts would be given or loaned on a long-term basis to it.
It is the belief of the Friends that the treasures of Morpeth should be brought together in one place, properly cared for and put on display to the general public.
Friends of Morpeth Museum was established in 2001 and works closely with the Morpeth Antiquarian Society. To date, most of its function has been to raise capital towards the establishment of the future Morpeth Museum