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Items used in wildfowling on the Wash. #whittleseymuseum #hunting #fenland

Items used in wildfowling on the Wash.

One of the many handwritten letters from World War One stored in Whittlesey Museum.

One of the many handwritten letters from World War One stored in Whittlesey Museum.

Children's Straw Bear Posters at Whittlesey Museum.

Children's Straw Bear Posters at Whittlesey Museum.

Whittlesey Museum Leaflet

Whittlesey Museum Leaflet

An old railway sign from Whittlesea Station. #whittleseymuseum #history #railway #typography #whittlesea

An old railway sign from Whittlesea Station.

Fenland Lives and Land  "Living on Land and Water" travelling exhibition, in situ at Whittlesey Museum.

Fenland Lives and Land "Living on Land and Water" travelling exhibition, in situ at Whittlesey Museum.

Kettle's on at the replica forge in Whittlesey Museum

Kettle's on at the replica forge in Whittlesey Museum

This miniature working brick press was made by Tom Hancock, who was just 14 when he handcrafted the press using old soap boxes and a penknife!

This miniature working brick press was made by Tom Hancock, who was just 14 when he handcrafted the press using old soap boxes and a penknife!

An easy and fun spring/summer activity - playing archaeologists in the sand pit!

An easy and fun spring/summer activity - playing archaeologists in the sand pit!

These eel nippers from Whittlesey Museum were used to remove eels from buckets or hessian sacks after they had been caught. They could also be used to remove the hook from the eel.

These eel nippers from Whittlesey Museum were used to remove eels from buckets or hessian sacks after they had been caught. They could also be used to remove the hook from the eel.

One of the special bricks in the collection at Whittlesey Museum.

One of the special bricks in the collection at Whittlesey Museum.

This is an example of mud walling from Whittlesey. This is one of the oldest known housing materials and is surprisingly strong. The mud is kneaded together with straw and is then added to wood which gives the wall much of its strong form. The example held by Whittlesey Museum offers a fascinating cross section of mud walling.

This is an example of mud walling from Whittlesey. This is one of the oldest known housing materials and is surprisingly strong. The mud is kneaded together with straw and is then added to wood which gives the wall much of its strong form. The example held by Whittlesey Museum offers a fascinating cross section of mud walling.

A replica of a 52lb Pike found thrashing about in low water and in an undernourished state when Whittlesey Mere was drained in 1850.

A replica of a Pike found thrashing about in low water and in an undernourished state when Whittlesey Mere was drained in

Archaeological finds on display at Whittlesey Museum.

Archaeological finds on display at Whittlesey Museum.

A Roman soldier at Whittlesey Museum. #whittleseymuseum #roman #history

A Roman soldier at Whittlesey Museum.

How are ice-cream wafers made? Now you know! #whittleseymuseum #icecream #wafer #wafers #manufacturing

How are ice-cream wafers made?