Having fun on a supermarket sweep

Cliffe Hill School at Eureka - 22 June 1992 (1)
Cliffe Hill School at Eureka - 22 June 1992 (1)

These eight youngsters from Cliffe Hill School at Lightcliffe are queuing up at the supermarket while on a school visit to Eureka in Halifax. Although Eureka the National Children’s Museum was formally opened on July 9, 1992 by Prince Charles, this photograph was taken 17 days before the official opening, probably a dry run to ensure everything was working for the grand opening.

The museum came about through the generosity of Dame Vivien Duffield, Chairperson of the Clore Duffield Foundation. She was inspired by the children’s museums she had seen during her visits to the USA. Once she arrived back in England she pursued her idea to create the UK’s very own children’s museum. This determination saw the museum for children being formally constituted as a registered charity in 1985. Dame Vivien remains the Life President at Eureka . It celebrated its 20th birthday in 2012.

Each of the children do have a badge on but the only two I can read are Richard, who has the pineapple in his basket, and looking down to see what Jason has in his basket. I am sure they are all regular users of supermarkets now.