It is 16 years since Stella Mitchell and her husband Dave moved 32 truckloads of mannequins and memories up to Shropshire from the South Coast. The Land of Lost Content Museum began to take shape in its new home in Craven Arms from December 2002, finally opening by Easter 2003.
Since then the museum has been visited by many thousands of tourists and appreciative locals. Stella is quite a well-known
personality, having become famous for Quiz Nights and as a speaker to groups and societies all over Shropshire and
Herefordshire. There have been many appearances on TV and in the press.
The amazing collection of Popular Culture is Stella’s lifetime quest to ensure the extraordinary lives of ordinary people be
remembered. The history of working lives, through the clothing, toys, household products and pre and post digital technology is a fascinating narrative. Stella tells the story with artistic flair and undiminished enthusiasm. When asked whether she has been collecting all her life the answer Stella gives is “not yet”.
The Museum is proud to be mounting exhibitions in Telford town centre this year to help celebrate the 50 years of Telford (Technology, Shopping, Entertainment and Fashion over 50 years.)
Stella also makes an appearance soon on a new BBC One
programme called “Flipping Profit” (this was filmed in January.)
There is a brand new display for 2018 on the top floor of Land of Lost Content which covers the same area as the Michael Caine film ‘My Generation’ Mary Quant, Biba, Ossie Clarke, Granny Takes a Trip, Lord Kitcheners Valet and many more successful British businesses from the 1960’s are shown to Fab effect.