Discover Cirencester a Century Ago at Museum Talk
The streets and buildings of Cirencester look much as they must have done for decades if not hundreds of years - at least that’s what people think. But is it true?
Did you know that much of the town centre’s stock of buildings were rebuilt or replaced during the Victorian period?
Discover more at an evening talk – Cirencester A Century Ago - taking place at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, on Thursday, 26th October.
The second in a series of monthly evening lectures, running until June 2007, this talk will be given by David Viner, Chairman of Cirencester Archaeological & Historical Society and former Curator of Museums for Cotswold District Council.
Town historians David and Linda Viner, have made a special study of the town in the early 20th century, as part of the recent celebrations of the life of Daniel George Bingham, one of the town’s greatest benefactors.
Their research has been published in the form of the book ‘Cirencester a Century Ago: the Bingham Legacy,’ and the lecture will carry on this theme, using evidence collected from various sources to record a lively, busy and self-contained town, which just happens to be well recorded in this period.
The lecture runs from 7pm – 9pm and tickets cost £5 per person. Museum annual season ticket holders receive a 10% discount. Please contact the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611 to book a place.