WALLINGFORD is to mark its association with the Queen of Crime at the first ever Agatha Christie Weekend, to be held from September 19 to 21.
The event, held in conjunction with neighbouring Cholsey, will see a series of exhibitions at the Wallingford Museum, a showing of the 1974 film version of Murder on the Orient Express and a walking tour and mystery trail.
A talk on Britain’s obsession with murder by chief curator of Royal Historic Palaces and TV historian Lucy Worsley has sold out.
Wallingford museum curator Judy Dewey said it was time the crime writer, who lived in the town for more than 40 years and is buried at St Mary’s Church in Cholsey, was celebrated.
She said: “She was a very private person. This was somewhere private where she could live with her husband. The people of Wallingford and Cholsey have respected that for a long time but now people who were actually involved with her are no longer alive.”
8:30am Friday 31st July 2015
BOBBIES will be given more time on the beat and ‘hot spots’ of crime are to be tackled after a landmark policing review.
6:00am Friday 31st July 2015
A FORMER pub in Oxford is set to be transformed into a Caribbean restaurant after sitting empty for nearly six months.
1:10pm Friday 31st July 2015
A WOMAN has reportedly been taken to hospital after crashing into the back of a row of parked taxis in the centre of Abingdon this morning.
10:17am Friday 31st July 2015
CANISTERS containing an unknown substance have now been removed from a house in Cowley, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
11:42am Friday 31st July 2015
A man has been charged after a woman was sexually assaulted in Sandford-on-Thames yesterday.
10:22am Friday 31st July 2015
THEY’RE almost as rare as hen’s teeth, but a blue moon will shine over Oxfordshire tonight.