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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.

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

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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!

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A child's tatty jacket, as worn in Morris dancing and to follow the Whittlesey Straw Bear. #whittleseymuseum #whittleseystrawbear

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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.

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Archaeological finds on display at Whittlesey Museum.

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