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Historic Wolverhampton display boosts charity

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: April 19, 2014

Mum Lea Ann Hammond collects the Beatties' bear on behalf of  two-month-old Lorenzo Hammond

Mum Lea Ann Hammond collects the Beatties' bear on behalf of two-month-old Lorenzo Hammond

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VISITORS to a recent display charting the history of a well-known Wolverhampton institution have helped raise funds for Compton Hospice.

Dozens of people took part in a raffle to win a Beatties' bear while they inspected an exhibition at Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies which highlighted the development of the popular department store of the same name. A cheque for £155 was given to the hospice last week at the same time as the raffle winners collected their prize.

The display, which ended this week, included a historical selection of catalogued material relating to Beatties which began in 1877.

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