Banbury Historical Society Archives | Banbury Museum

Compton Verney: Past, Present and Future

Thursday 14 September

Event Type: Talks Description: Professor Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney museum and gallery will be talking about Compton Verney: past, present and future. The beautiful 18th Century Housee is surrounded by a classic Capability Brown landscape with a lake and subtle ‘natural’ plantings, and the house is now home to a stunning permanent collection of paintings […]

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Tours at Banbury Museum

First World War Munition Site Tours

Saturday 14 October

Event Type: Tour Description: On the edge of Banbury lies the mysterious site of the town’s First World War munitions filling factory that supplied the front line with nearly four million shells and much of the British Army’s stock of mustard gas shells. Find out more in this rare opportunity to see first-hand the remains of a […]

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Workshop Session: how to use your sources to find out about your community in the past

Thursday 12 April

Event Type: Talks Description: Led by Dr. Helen Forde on sources in the National Archive; Dr. Barrie Trinder on using the census; Dr. Paul Clark on the history of houses. Date: Thursday 12 April Time: 7:30pm Location: Education Studio, Banbury Museum Cost: £3 per person (BHS members free) Suitable for: All ages Booking Information: Purchase your ticket on the night. Please use […]

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