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hand-drawn map of a fundraiser for church restoration appeal

Eynsham in Bloom

Eynsham in Bloom (26 Jun 1982)

Sue Chapman reports from A Garden on Mill Street (opens in new window):

‘Back in 1974 the Eynsham Society coerced five people to open their gardens to raise money to buy serum and equipment to treat the beautiful elms in the village from Dutch Elm disease.

‘The next Open Gardens, in aid of St Leonard’s Church restoration appeal, was held on Saturday June 26 1982, when 12 gardens opened just from 12:00 to 17:00. The programme and hand-drawn map for that year, preserved by Sue Chapman, is headed “Eynsham in Bloom 1982 ... Organised by the Eynsham in Bloom Committee with the assistance of the Parochial Church Council”.’

The event scored an illustrated double page spread in the Witney Gazette: view PDF (opens in new window).

Pick up the story in our ‘Growing’ Gallery

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