Hundreds of people visited the two day Hail! Haverhill, Hail exhibition hosted by the town’s history group.
Among the many artefacts on show, was a Gurteen ha’penny set in a paperweight.
The history group’s archivist Tony Turner said the token was produced in 1784 by Gurteens as there was a shortage of coinage across the country.
“People were paid in the specially minted coins and then they could spend them in Finchams, which was a general store in the town,” Tony explained.
“The coin was put in a paperweight to mark the bi-centenery in 1984.
Other items of interest included a Haverhill & District Sunday School Union shield.
“The Sunday schools used to go on special treats, like picnics together and played games,” Tony said.
“We’ve had a lot of interest from the public and we have had some donations too, including photographs and a sash from the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds. We also have a badge from that order on display.”
The exhibition was staged at Haverhill Arts Centre last Friday and Saturday.
The history group is now planning a time capsule and wants tips of what to include.