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Doll Museum

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Where I am now...

This building houses our toy museum.

The doll called Beryl: On 9.1.2018 we received this doll (called Beryl) from a neighbour. She said she received it 84 years ago and she was all her life with her. The doll is a “A Reliable Doll” made in Canada in the 1930s.

I have to share with you a story she told me about the doll:
Her husband didn’t like Beryl always sitting on the bed so one day he laid her on the bed with a revolver in one hand and a note in the other: I had enough!

Where I have been...

(information received from Hank who sold us the building)
On 11th April 2003 a small building arrived. Hank told us it was originally the outdoor jail from the Stoke Police. We couldn’t find out more about this building. The wood used is about 1 inch thick.
When we received the building it had an aluminium sliding door which was installed after it was decommissioned by the police. We replaced this door with a wooden French door.
The entrance originally was from the right-hand side of the building. Looking at the floor panels inside it shows that there was a wall just after entering through the original door. We think that there might have been a toilet where there is a display of dolls now (to the right after entering from the original door).

The building had several paint jobs over the years.

How I got here...

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