Monday, 20 August 2018

Sharing the Heritage of Asbestos

DAST still have quite a few of Our Asbestos Heritage booklets to distribute.  These contain information for those interested in collecting vintage items, renovating period properties or working in the heritage/museum sector. The booklets share personal experiences that indicate where asbestos might be found and what kind of items to be careful of. Here’s a couple of examples of the inside pages:

Do you know of anyone who might be able to distribute some of these booklets? An example might be a friend or relative who works in a museum or an antiques shop, who could put a few on the front counter.

In an effort to distribute some of these ourselves, DAST have decided to take a stall on Chesterfield Flea Market. On Thursday November 1st the market is holding a 1940s themed event, which we think will attract many people who are interested in mid 20th century items and properties, when use of asbestos was at its peak. We intend to take a stall on that day and to give out the books to those visiting our stall.

But we also need something to sell. We need attractive, second hand items that will being people to our stall and also raise a bit of money to cover the cost of hiring it. We have decided to sell old costume jewellery – and this is where you come in! Do you have any old necklaces, bracelets, brooches or earrings that you can donate to us?

If so, please bring them along to a future meeting or post them to:
Sarah Walters, DAST, 34 Glumangate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1TX

Anything that doesn’t sell on the market will be put on ebay.

Thanks in advance!

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