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The History of Charlbury through ... a visit to the museum

We are all delighted to see the return of the Street Fair after last year’s cancellation. The museum will be open all day between 10.30 and 5pm so please do call in to see us.

We have our exhibition, held over from last year, about Charlbury during the second world war. Make sure you catch it before we close for the season at the end of this month. You’ll be able to see the air raid siren, fragments of bombs dropped just outside the town, and find out how people managed with rationing and the black out. The town became home to many evacuees from London and elsewhere, and welcomed many servicemen especially in the run-up to D-Day.

It may also be the first chance you have had to see the wagon, beautifully restored and painted in its traditional bright red and yellow colours. Our newly reorganised display tells the story of gloving and we have some new pictures and other local finds on display.

In the afternoon the Charlbury Society will be having a stall in the front garden where you can renew your membership. New members are always very welcome and a full series of interesting lectures is planned for the coming season. There will be a museum bookstall too where you can buy local history books and other items related to the history of the town.

Oh, and look out for Mary Poppins who is visiting the museum garden this weekend …… and she has now been joined by a wonderful Hungry Caterpillar.

Judy Dod · Fri 17 Sep 2021, 22:29 · Link

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