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EXHIBITION Anna Delaney, history centre officer, looking at the display. Picture: Sarah Standing (131182-2260)
EXHIBITION Anna Delaney, history centre officer, looking at the display. Picture: Sarah Standing (131182-2260)

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AN EXHIBITION of African artefacts has been a smash hit at a city library.

The African Women’s Forum supplied the Portsmouth History Centre at Central Library, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, with a number of personal belongings for its celebrations of Charles Dickens’ bicentenary.

The library has been working with community groups for the past two years in a project called Tale of One City.

The African Women’s Forum was one of those groups.

Chairwoman Marie Costa said: ‘We want to show we are part of the community so decided to take part in the Charles Dickens celebrations. Seeing as none of our ancestors was living in Portsmouth when we were, we decided to display things they would have had around the times of Dickens.‘

Anna Delaney, History Centre officer, said: ‘Visitors to the library seemed to enjoy the exhibition and we are grateful that members of the African Women’s Forum have given us their personal items to display.’

The exhibition will be on show for the near future.