Take a walk down memory lane this summer as Cupar Heritage Centre launches toy exhibition

Cupar Heritage Centre with its new exhibition of artifacts and toys from throughout Cupars history. Pictured -Trustee Paula-Ann Milne. Pictures by Steven Brown Photography.
Cupar Heritage Centre with its new exhibition of artifacts and toys from throughout Cupars history. Pictured -Trustee Paula-Ann Milne. Pictures by Steven Brown Photography.
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Everyone enjoys a walk down memory lane, but with their latest exhibition Cupar Heritage Trust hopes youngsters will enjoy learning about the past.

A lovingly assembled collection of toys, some dating back a century and a half, is at the heart of this year’s exhibition at the Trust’s centre at Cupar Station.

Youngsters venturing in to the centre will also have the opportunity to play with some of the toys – if they can get past mums and dads enthusing over the spinning top, cradling the dolls and teddy bears, pushing the model cars, and marvelling at the tiny contents of the doll’s house.

And to guide the kids round the whole museum is its very own superhero and museum mascot Cuperman.

The toys are just one part of the centre which has been re-vamped for its annual opening next weekend (April 16).

Two anniversaries will be celebrated in this year’s exhibition – the 90th anniversary of Cupar’s sugar beet factory, and the 150th anniversary of Stratheden Hospital.

And, of course, the museum traces the history of the town itself.

There will also be an artefact of the month, an item not normally on display and some of the new donations to the museum.

Trustee Paula-Ann Milne was particularly pleased with a donation from United Auctions.

“They have given us a pair of scrap books from Speedie Auctions, who used to run the auction mart in Cupar,” she said, “They are full of photos and lots of information.”

Also on display are some of the signs from Cupar Sheriff Court which the team of Heritage Trust volunteers managed to retrieve before the court was dismantled. From the doors of the cells from the old Cupar Police Station, to Barbie dolls, from station memorabilia to clocks, this gem of a museum has something to delight everyone.