Jack Cardall, and later his wife Rene, assembled over a period of 60 years a collection of more than 5,000 items relating to the history of Southam, its people, its businesses and its social life. Many of these items were on display in the downstairs room of Rene’s house where they could be seen on a small number of days each year.
Since Rene’s death over 10 years ago the collection has been looked after by the Southam Heritage Collection (formerly the Friends of the Cardall Collection) with the intention of utilising the collection for the benefit of the townspeople. In addition a large amount of work has gone into documenting the items and where relevant displaying them for specific exhibitions. Now for the first time in 10 years we are holding an exhibition focussing exclusively on items from the collection. It will not be possible to have all items on display or even as many as Rene had in her own house but many more that have previously been available will be out for people to see.
Open Jan 9th – April 28th 2018, Tuesday and Saturday mornings 10:00 to 12:00. Admission free.
Venue: Vivian House basement, entry off Park Lane (CV47 0HF).
Contact us for group visits at other times.