Friday, April 5, 2013

Sneak preview: The Lady Franklin Memorial Museum and Gallery

During the recent Focus on Franklin festival, the Franklin History Group opened up the partly renovated former St Johns church hall and put various information, photos and items from Franklin's past on display. Also on display were beautiful quilts made by some talented locals. Many people said how pleased they were to see the hall being restored and used. Now owned by fifth generation orchardist and local cider producer Naomie Clark-Port of Franks Cider, the hall will one day in the not too distant future house a permanent history display and a local business or two that will no doubt prove popular with locals and tourists alike. Watch this space...


  1. Looks great! But I thought it was going to be a cider bar?!

  2. Correct :-) the back stage area you can't see behind the quilts is planned as a cafe/cider bar. The front part will be half history, half art/craft. At least that's the plan... it sounds great to me!