In order to publicise the 175th Anniversay Celebrations, a series of 'pop-up' exhibitions were planned to take place before the anniversary weekend. These exhibitions provided a unique opportunity to see in one place the complete collection of information banners which had been produced for the anniversary before they were distributed for display at the various events over the celebration weekend.
Clicking or tapping on these links will allow you to download or print an event poster and flyer.
Clicking or tapping on these links will allow you to view a large image of the selected banner.
- Introduction to the exhibition roll-up banner
- Opening of the line roll-up banner
- Didcot to Oxford line roll-up banner
- Oxford station roll-up banner
- Radley station roll-up banner
- Culham station roll-up banner
- Appleford station roll-up banner
- Didcot station roll-up banner
The exhibition on tour
14th October, 2018 - Abingdon and Witney College, Abingdon Campus
The first display to help celebrate and publicise the 175th anniversary was at the 2018 exhibition of the Oxford & District Model Railway Club, Oxrail2018. The stand was well placed in the main entrance corridor so everybody had to pass us at least twice. Great interest was shown in both the Old Ticket Office at Culham and the upcoming 175th celebrations with about eighty information packs being handed out. Many people had interesting stories to tell about the line with everybody saying they looked forward to June 2019 when they would visit at least one of the venues.
16th March - Abingdon and Witney College, Abingdon Campus
The second (and last) model railway show the display attended was the 2019 exhibition of the Abingdon & District Model Railway Club. We were allocated a slightly smaller space than at Oxrail2018 but, maybe having had some practice, we seemed to squeeze more in. The show was very well attended with numbers apparently up on 2018 and we gave out almost 100 anniversary flyers, with many people saying they were looking forward to the celebrations.
Tuesday 21st May - Culham Science Centre
The display was hosted by the Culham Science Centre in the foyer of their restaurant and coffee shop. They very kindly gave us plenty of advance publicity with posters and an article in 'PULSE' the in-house newsletter, and even added a photo of us to their TWITTER feed. We couldn't have been made more welcome, with many interested visitors and almost 100 leaflets being given out.
Upcoming exhibition venues and dates
Friday 24th May - Waitrose, Abingdon
The display is being hosted by Waitrose in Abingdon either in the foyer or their eating area. We will be in attendance to answer questions and hand out promotional literature.
25th May to 10th June - County Library, Oxford
The exhibition may be found on the second floor of the Oxfordshire County Library in the Westgate Precinct. The exhibition will be open during normal library hours and there will be information sheets available.
Monday to Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday and Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
18th June to 31st July - Oxfordshire History Centre, Oxford
The exhibition is being hosted by Oxfordshire History Centre which is located at St Luke's Church in Temple Road Cowley. The exhibition will be open during normal hours and there will be information sheets available.
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday to Saturday 9am - 5pm
The center will be closed on Saturday 13th July