People’s Encyclopedia on the Trolley Bus

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Location: Kirkleatham Museum

We don’t know everything – even though some of us like to think we do – but there’s someone out there that does! Instead of borrowing a book, borrow one of our humans, ask them a question and sit back and soak up the knowledge.

Visit the People’s Encyclopedia in the stunning historic trolley bus from Kirleatham’s museum collection.  Choose your specialist and take your seat together  – upstairs or downstairs? You choose!  The  bus isn’t going anywhere, but your conversation will take you to a whole new world! Ask away and build up your knowledge. Ding ding!

Supported by UK Steel Enterprise and Redcar & Cleveland Libraries.Black&w

The People’s Encyclopedia will be open: 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm daily.

Your experts will be advising on…

  • Business Finance (advice about how you can access funds to help start up a business)
  • Local History & Old Photographs
  • Fund Raising For Charities
  • Church Bell Ringing
  • How to be Hard up and Happy (learn to have fun and live life to the full on as little money as possible)
  • Rag Rugging (learn how to use the tools of rag-rigging)
  • Organic Vegetable Farming
  • Researching Family History
  • Small Mammals of the River Tees
  • Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
  • Rotary Club of Redcar
  • Christianity
  • Local News Reporting (learn about how to her a local or private publication into print)
  • Saltburn Local History
  • What’s it like to be a Sikh? (including learning to tie a turban)
  • Researching Family History (tips on how to get started or how to overcome obstacles along the way)
  • Rag Rugging
  • Bats & Barn Owls (learn about the winged wildlife along the River Tees)
  • Enterprise & Business Start Up Support (talk to a start-up advisor about how to launch your own business)
  • Archeological Finds (with an invitation for people to bring their own items along for identification by an experienced archeologists)
  • Local History & Old Photographs
  • Fund Raising For Charities
  • Church Bell Ringing
  • Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
  • Rotary Club of Redcar (learn about this fellowship of business and professional people and applying your business skills for a range of good causes)
  • Organic Vegetable Farming


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