Object of the week- vintage bucket and spade

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade. And as this charming vintage set shows, sandcastle-building and beachcombing are popular seasonal traditions which stretch back generations. At more than a century old, the two spades and their accompanying bucket…

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Object of the week- Trixie umbrella advert

Canny companies have often employed the colourful imagery of the changing seasons to sell their products. And as this cute vintage advert for Trixie Umbrellas shows, the weather in particular can prove to be an excellent marketing tool. Tapping into the traditional idea that April is a month of unpredictable showers, the ad dates…

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Vintage seaside set illustrates summer tradition

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade. And as this charming vintage set shows, sandcastle-building and beachcombing are popular seasonal traditions which stretch back generations. At more than a century old, the two spades and their accompanying bucket…

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Hundred year-old creations are a cracking Easter eggs-hibit

At almost a century old, these colourful decorative creations could be among the oldest Easter eggs in Leeds. The cardboard eggs date from the 1920s and are part of a special Easter display in Leeds City Museum’s exciting For All Seasons exhibition. The lavishly-painted eggs would originally have been filled with gifts and chocolate…

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April showers inspired quirky spring-themed advert

Canny companies have often employed the colourful imagery of the changing seasons to sell their products. And as this cute vintage advert for Trixie Umbrellas shows, the weather in particular can prove to be an excellent marketing tool. Tapping into the traditional idea that April is a month of unpredictable showers, the ad dates…

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For All Seasons- Embroidered picture

Embroidered and printed more than a century ago, this beautiful picture draws on classical art and poetry to depict the cycle of the changing seasons. Currently on display at Leeds City Museum the picture was created in 1913 and shows four flamboyantly-dressed women who represent a different season of the year. Influenced by the…

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For All Seasons- baby badger

When spring finally arrives, the British countryside wakes up and is suddenly awash with a beautiful array of birds, animals and plants. It’s also the time of year when many animals give birth, meaning keen-eyed nature-lovers might be lucky enough to spot adorable newborns like this baby badger. Part of Leeds City Museum’s new…

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New family-friendly exhibition explores seasonal sensations

A colourful combination of animals, games, music and history will take families in Leeds on a unique interactive journey through the changing seasons. Leeds City Museum’s new For All Seasons exhibition opens this Friday, February 10, and features a series of imaginative centrepieces including a giant sandcastle, indoor tree, traditional sledge and hook-a-duck pond. The…

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