Bingham Library Trust - 2019 Exhibition

200 years of Cirencester at Leisure - cricket to clubs, Theatre to pubs, and celebrating the centenary of the Cirencester Band. This exhibition looks at Cirencester at leisure, focusing on the themes of entertainment, sport, hobbies and public events.

Highlights of the exhibition include a glimpse of some of the pubs and inns, including a rare engraving based on a print by, 18th century artist, Hogarth of the Ram Inn. There are some fascinating records of theatre and dance in the town from a Pierrot group to the Cirencester & District Folk Dance Society. Photographs show the impressive panorama of the Market Square as seen for public events from the Mop fair to Royal occasions, and almost exactly 100 years ago, Peace celebrations for the end of World War I. Football, cricket, golf and swimming are all represented and perhaps most remarkable, roller skating in the Corn Hall in the Edwardian period.

Exhibition opening dates:

Saturdays 10.00 to 2.00
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5

And weekdays September 11, 12 and 13 11.00 to 4.00

Special events:

Tours of the building at 11.00 and 12.00 on September 14th Heritage Open Day

Drop in drawing activity on October 5th for The Big Draw