Fanning Around

Yesterday, I went to The Lightbox in Woking, which comprises two galleries, with exhibitions that change monthly, alongside an exhibition all about the history of Woking (good eco credentials, and site of the Was of the Worlds films…).

One of the incumbent exhibitions is a collection of Commemorative and Advertising Fans 1850 – 1960, all rather lovely, these are some of my favourites:

A Fan of the Austrian Royal Family (on the right):

And a fan from the Hirohito Empire, which looks surprisingly modern:

Some gawgus fashion fans:


Some fans to advertise swanky hotels, like The Plaza:

And Bourbon:

And probably my favourites, the ‘military’ fans:

Anyhow, myself, pregnant friend and husband popped along, we ate brownies, and drank Earl Grey, and sat in the sunshine. Exhibitions are pretty much all free, and being out of London, really quiet, it was a nice day.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Closed Monday


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