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Exhibit of the Week: Home comfort on a cold winter’s night
It’s winter. It’s cold, wet and windy. We think longingly of sitting in front of a fire or stove, curtains drawn, central heating turned up, feeling warm and snug. But go back a generation or two and life was not so comfortable. People relied on simpler, more basic ways to keep warm. So, the object we have chosen from the Ryedale Folk Museum collection this month is a tummy warmer, designed to provide some winter comfort.  It may also have been used for pain relief.
 
 

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