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Gullands' celebration of heritage

Gullands Solicitors hosted its annual spring drinks reception for over 100 clients and friends at the Maidstone Museum on Wednesday 7 May.

Guests enjoyed a special opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and explore the Ladybird Books exhibition, which featured a vintage collection of original illustrations from many popular titles, including the very first publication of Bunnikin’s Picnic Party.  Guests also had the opportunity to view the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum, with knowledgeable museum staff on hand to explain the fascinating story of the local regiment and their exploits during the British Army’s 18th and 19th century campaigns.

Following research for Gullands’ new heritage website - which celebrates the heritage of Gullands, the history and growth of Maidstone and marks the 100th anniversary since the outbreak of World War One - there was a selection old photographs and maps of Maidstone on display and many enjoyed seeing how the town was affected by the World War One bombings and how it has since developed over the years.

Blair Gulland, Chairman of Gullands, commented: “This year’s spring social was a fantastic opportunity to say thank you to all our clients and to catch up with friends of the firm.  The evening allowed guests to revisit their childhood and to discover more about the heritage of the firm and the town, and the museum was a perfect location for this.”