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Photographic exhibition gives bird's eye view of area
10:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
THE sky’s the limit for an ambitious photograph exhibition at the Museum of Oxford.
Aerial photographs taken of East Oxford in the 1920s and 1930s are on display for the first time at Oxford Town Hall.
A team of volunteers has put together the project, called East Oxford From Above, which also focuses on residents’ memories through pieces of creative writing and documentary film.
Volunteer Marilyn Ching, 63, from Summertown, said it was “absolutely amazing”. She added: “For me personally, it’s been all about my childhood life coming back into my elderly life.
“It been really enthralling to listen to everybody’s stories before they disappear.”
Dozens of people attended yesterday. The project is part of a year-long collaboration between the Museum of Oxford and English Heritage.
It has cost £11,000 and is jointly funded by English Heritage and Oxford ASPIRE, a consortium of university museums and the country’s museum services.
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