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Witney Heritage Open Days

Witney Heritage Open Days

Cogges Manor Farm - 'The landscape of Cogges' walking tours

Witney Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days (7-10 September 2017) is England’s largest grass roots heritage festival involving over 40,000 volunteers and 5,000 events reflecting the rich and diverse cultural heritage of England and its communities.

As part of this festival, Witney is hosting a town-wide programme of activities to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore the town's rich past.  It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

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Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott: A Life Revealed

Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott: A Life Revealed

The discovery of a bequest made to the National Library of Wales in 1939 by Mary Frances Vivian Lobb has inspired this eye-opening exhibition, "Mary...

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  1. The Hall in History - lecture 7 September

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    The Hall in History

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    Heritage & History

    Witney

    Please note, this is not a free event.

    A Lecture... Well, probably more of a Romp through the last 300 years since Witney Blanket Hall was built in 1721. Mr. Richard Martin will divert the Curious with Tales of the Hall against the wider History of the Times. A Story encompassing both stirring...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2017 To 7 Sep 2017
  2. 'Reach for the Stars' exhibition at St Mary's, Witney 7 - 10 Sept

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    'Reach for the Stars' exhibition

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Witney

    Part of Witney Heritage Open Days

    Come and see our designs for a unique war memorial to be painted on the ceiling of St Mary's.  The exhibition will also display aspects of Witney's contribution to WWII alongside the designs to create a lasting war memorial on the chancel ceiling to the four...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2017 To 10 Sep 2017
  3. Heritage Open Days 7 - 10 September 2017

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    Heritage Open Days

    Type

    Heritage & History

    A four-day festival celebrating England's local history and giving access to thousands of places, some normally closed to the public. Starting out with some 700 sites, Heritage Open Days has since developed into Britain’s largest and most popular grassroots heritage event, with participation more...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2017 To 10 Sep 2017
  4. History of the Blanket Hall, Witney

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    History of the Witney Blanket Hall

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Witney

    Part of Witney Heritage Open Days

    Witney Blanket Hall was built in 1721 by the Company of Blanket Makers. For over 120 years, every blanket woven in the town came to the Hall to be weighed & measured, and upstairs in the Great Room the Company set the rules for the trade. After 1845, the New...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2017 To 10 Sep 2017
  5. Witney Methodist Church 1849

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    History of the High Street Methodist Church

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Witney

    Part of Witney Heritage Open Days

    Visitors can view the Worship Area of the 1850 church and see a display about the history of the church, its Christian witness and its links with the local community - particularly John Wesley's visits to Witney, connections with blanket-making families, and...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2017 To 10 Sep 2017
  6. The Landscape of Cogges walking tour - part of Witney Heritage Open Days

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    The Landscape of Cogges - Walking Tour

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Witney

    Part of Witney Heritage Open Days

    Please Note: The walk will start at the Buttercross, at the junction of High Street and Corn Street, in Witney and will finish at Cogges Manor Farm. Everyone is welcome to join us on this guided walking tour which will talk through Cogges' place in the town's...

    Venue

    Cogges, West Oxfordshire

    Dates

    From:
    8 Sep 2017 To 8 Sep 2017
    From:
    10 Sep 2017 To 10 Sep 2017
  7. Tower HIll Cemetery

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    Revealing the Heritage of Tower Hill Cemetery

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Witney

    Part of Witney Heritage Open Days

    The chapel will be open and within it some of our older burial records desplayed.  Alongside these will be other historic documents & information about the history and origins of 'Witney Burial Ground'. 

    Short Family Service of Reflection at midday on...

    Dates

    From:
    8 Sep 2017 To 9 Sep 2017
  8. Heritage Open Days - 'What a Photograph!!' at the Witney Museum

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    'What a photograph!!'

    Type

    Heritage & History

    75 High Street, Witney

    Part of Witney Heritage Open Days

    Do you need help identifying the date of that old photo stuck in your 'family album' or maybe some information about the picture of Witney you have been wondering about for ages ? On hand to assist will be Stanley Jenkins, local historian and author. There...

    Venue

    Witney Museum, West Oxfordshire

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sep 2017 To 10 Sep 2017
  9. Sheep pens in the market place in Witney

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    Witney Wool Trail Walk

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Witney

    Part of Witney Heritage Open Days 

    For centuries Witney was famous all over the world for woollen cloth in general and good quality blankets in particular which the town began to specialise in the 17th century. Not surprisingly this long and illustrious history has left its marks.

    This is...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sep 2017 To 9 Sep 2017