Besides the objects in the collection there is also a wonderful collection of children’s books. Some of these were on display at Heaton Hall, certainly during the mid 1930′s. Batho writes to Mary in July that year saying
…Darlington showed me some very nice wall cases that had been made to hold the large-sized children’s books. He turns the pages over daily so that the children from the summer camp in the park have an opportunity of reading something new everyday.
The educational remit of the collection was a strong driving factor in it’s initial assembling. I have amassed further evidence of this which I am currently trying to unravel and will post more at a later date. Sharon