200 Years of Leisure at the Bingham Gallery

Roller staking in the Corn Hall Cirencester

An exhibition at the Bingham Gallery, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP

01285 655646



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.

The Mop Fair

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 14 Heritage Open Day

Drop in drawing activity on October 5 for The Big Draw

Admission free

Bingham Gallery
Bingham House
1 Dyer Street
01285 655646

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