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From the Press Release
« on: July 23, 2005, 11:54:00 AM »
One of the biggest paperweight events in the calendar will be held on Saturday 13th at Broadfield House Glass Museum in the West Midlands.

The annual Paperweight Collectors Day is back by popular demand at the Glass Museum run by Dudley Council.  This year’s event will have a Scottish theme with a special one-day exhibition of "All Things Scottish" by the Paperweight Collectors Circle and a lecture by international expert Bob Hall on the same subject.  The displays will feature weights by companies such as Caithness Glass, Selkirk, Perthshire and Vasart, and makers such as Peter McDougal, John Deacons and the legendary Paul Ysart.  

There will also be paperweight-making demonstrations by Alastair MacIntosh, formerly a designer for Caithness Glass, who now runs his own business in Scotland.  Paperweights will be available to buy throughout the day, including the weights made during the demonstrations.  Specialist dealers attending will include Bob Hall, Sweetbriar Paperweights Gallery, the Corner House Gallery, October Days, Artius Glass, the Paperweight Collectors Circle and the Northern Paperweight Society.  

Councillor Charles Fraser-Macnamara, cabinet member for culture and leisure, says:
"This is an excellent, well-established event and even non-specialists will find the demonstrations and exhibitions fascinating.  Visitors are also invited to bring their own paperweights or other pieces of glass along, so experts can identify them during the event."  

The Museum will be open from 10am to 4pm for the day and admission is free.  For more information contact Broadfield House Glass Museum on 01384 812745 or visit www.glassmuseum.org.uk
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Re: From the Press Release
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2005, 08:16:25 PM »
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One of the biggest paperweight events in the calendar will be held on Saturday 13th at Broadfield House Glass Museum in the West Midlands.

That is Saturday 13th August, of course  :wink: I'll be there!   :D

I found the museum link isn't working just at the moment, but info can be found on http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/glass-museum

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2005, 12:16:43 PM »
When adding a link (url) do not put a full stop after it, leave a space first. The url will include the full stop and as a result not work.

Fixed the one in first posting. This is one correction I have to make frequently.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2005, 02:19:45 PM »
No, the museum url really, really wasn't working!   :shock:

I have it bookmarked, and my bookmark wasn't (isn't) working either, so it wasn't just Adam's full stop.  

The link now goes through the Dudley Borough Council pages.  The Broadfield House site is still not available as a direct link, which it always used to be   :?  

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2005, 04:39:52 PM »
Worked for me when I corrected the url and it still works :?:
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2005, 06:11:16 PM »
Yeah the link works, but look at the url when it opens - it's now http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/glass-museum  whereas you used to get straight to the museum pages via www.glassmuseum.org.uk  

My bookmark was identified as Broadfield House Glass Museum and the url was http://www.glassmuseum.org.uk/default.htm

Obviously something has been changed  :roll:

Anyway, no matter - it now gets you there!  Go look everyone!  See you there on 13th August  :D

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