Nick Herbert sees 'Election Fever' in Arundel

Arundel Museum welcomed Nick Herbert to their special exhibition of historic election posters on Monday (13 April).

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The Arundel Museum is currently hosting an ‘Election Fever’ exhibition displaying a collection of 19th century Arundel borough election posters and cartoons.

Visitors to the exhibition are also invited to design their own election posters which also form part of the display.

The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Arundel and South Downs met Pauline Carder, Arundel Museum’s Society Chairman, to see how the museum has developed to create a visitor experience that tells the history of Arundel town and its people.

Mrs Carder was awarded an MBE in 2013 for her dedication to voluntary services for heritage and was the driving force behind the team that delivered a new museum building to house its’ collection of over 3,000 historic local artefacts.  

The Museum’s team of 90 volunteers help to keep it open to visitors seven days a week and is a popular destination for tourists and locals.

Nick Herbert, an Arundel resident, chatted to the volunteers and met the Museum’s newest team member Polly Thorburn the Assistant Manager.  Polly chose to join a museum with strong community involvement and is responsible for developing visitor attractions and events.

Polly said: “It was lovely to welcome Nick to our special exhibition.  Arundel Museum has explored its stores and found election posters and satirical cartoons relating to Arundel’s local elections.  The posters and cartoons on display reflect the ‘election fever’ of the late 19th and early 20th century.  Snide, earnest, witty and symbolic, they tell the story of a community passionate about its town.”

Nick Herbert said: “The exhibition is fascinating.  I particularly enjoyed seeing the lively posters for the Arundel Borough elections at the end of the Nineteenth Century, including from one outspoken former resident of my street!"





1.    Photograph 1 attached – Nick Herbert with one of the many election posters on display at Arundel Museum.

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