Object of the week – 22 to 26 July

At the heart of Redbridge Museum is a unique collection of over 7000 objects, oral history and film. Once a week we will be selecting one object from Redbridge Museum’s collection to share with you online.

This week we are thrilled that our family fun exhibition Super Science is now open! Our exhibition is filled with fun science facts including the science behind light, optics and astronomy. This fantastic summer exhibition also includes interactive games, puzzles and objects from Redbridge’s past.

Super Science Leaflet image

One of these objects from the past to be displayed is this 1950s radio. It was presented to the Borough of Ilford as a gift by the electronics manufacturing company Plessey.  The company became one of the largest manufactures in its field; by 1955 it employed 15,000 workers. Plessey was based in Ilford’s Cottenham Road from early 1919; it then relocated to Vicarage Lane where it remained until 1992.  To find out more you can visit our Super Science exhibition until 6 September, see below for opening times.

Plessey Radio2

Title – Plessey Radio

Associated Dates 1950s

Location– First Floor, Super Science Exhibition, Redbridge Central Library

Opening times – 22 July – 06 September 2014

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

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