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Museum of Oxford

About the group The Museum of Oxford tells the story of Oxford and its people. Join this group to contribute to the Museum's exiciting East Oxford From Above project.

Created 27 September 2012

Find out about some highlights from the East Oxford From Above project on the Oxford Aspire blog:

http://oxfordaspiremuseums.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/east-oxford-from-above-enters-its-final.html



It's been an exciting year!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Friday 10th of March 2017 04:32:21 PM
The link to the East Oxford from Above post is now here:

https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20208/museum_community_projects/773/east_oxford_from_above_project

Britain from Above
Friday 10th of March 2017 04:32:21 PM
This film, made by East Oxford from Above project volunteers, captures the behind-the-scenes work of the Britain from Above project team.

Aisha Hamis
Tuesday 30th of September 2014 10:04:35 AM
Last Wednesday, we were very excited to welcome the Britain From Above activity team to the Museum of Oxford. Over 20 members of the English Heritage team made the journey from their Swindon HQ to Oxford to take a tour of the exhibition, to learn more about the community activities involved and to meet some of the project participants. It was fantastic to see the Town Hall gallery full of the people who have been so closely involved in conserving the amazing photos on display for future generations. The gallery was buzzing!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Wednesday 30th of October 2013 11:43:13 AM
Following an exciting launch last month, the East Oxford From Above exhibition has been going down a storm with visitors to Oxford Town Hall Gallery.



We have had some lovely feedback from visitors and some great stories have been shared… from the gentleman who spent 40 minutes in the gallery recalling memories of growing up beside a long-gone garage near the Plain to the visitor who wrote in the comments book that ‘We have lived in East Oxford for 7 years, it’s such a wonderful, diverse, interesting, messy, fun and sometimes noisy place to live!'



The exhibition will be on in the gallery until Saturday 9 November. Do drop by if you're in Oxford!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Thursday 24th of October 2013 01:20:04 PM
The Museum of Oxford's Community Volunteer Team have nearly finished their exhibition panels for East Oxford From Above -our exciting community exhibition opening in Oxford Town Hall in just one month's time!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 04:52:05 PM
The new East Oxford From Above Exhibition Poster... only 2 months to go!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Monday 8th of July 2013 04:22:58 PM
We took the East Oxford From Above Outreach Stall to Cowley Carnival over the weekend -it went down a storm! Thank you to our fantastic community volunteers for helping to inspire visitors to the stall -a number of people spotted their homes!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Monday 8th of July 2013 04:14:38 PM
This photo shows some of the key museums in Oxford. Have I missed any?

Antonia Harland-Lang
Wednesday 22nd of May 2013 10:37:00 AM
I think you've done a pretty good job there! Getting the Story Museum or MAO would be a little difficult

Djuler
Wednesday 8th of May 2013 04:11:12 PM
I can try! What do you think to the Story Museum pin above?

Antonia Harland-Lang
Wednesday 22nd of May 2013 10:37:00 AM
The Museum's East Oxford From Above Outreach Team did a fantastic job on Saturday (6th April 2013) engaging members of the public with Aerofilms photographs of Oxford's car plant. We spoke to almost 300 people who were fascinated to see photos of an area they know so well looking so different!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Monday 8th of April 2013 03:02:17 PM
I grew up in Church Way, Iffley. My house was built 14 years before this was taken and must be obscured by the trees to the north.

Antonia Harland-Lang
Thursday 15th of November 2012 08:49:43 PM
Here's a challenge for you Headington people... I know it's not strictly our area for the exhibition, but this image has been distracting me and I've had a go at pinpointing various locations. What do people think? Have I got it right!?

Antonia Harland-Lang
Thursday 15th of November 2012 06:42:37 PM
This village in north Oxfordshire is where I lived for over 30 years before moving into central Oxford. The massive chimney seen here was always referred to as 'Old Smokey'.

Peter Simpson
Thursday 15th of November 2012 01:46:43 PM
That is really interesting - is it the cement works that now lies derelect beside the railway line as you travel North out of Oxford ?

Helen Fountain
Monday 5th of November 2012 11:36:36 AM
Yes Helen it is. The company closed down a few years ago.

Peter Simpson
Wednesday 14th of November 2012 03:34:43 PM
Thank you Peter, I can't see the railway line but it should be there somewhere ?

Helen Fountain
Thursday 15th of November 2012 01:39:33 PM
Ah ! I have found it, there is even a steam train in the picture !

Helen Fountain
Thursday 15th of November 2012 01:46:43 PM
This area has been partly demolished and rebuilt. Gloucester Green used to be the bus station and in earlier times had been the cattle market. The Morgue had been in a building in the centre of Gloucester Green later transformed into a cafe and public toilets.

Barbara B
Wednesday 14th of November 2012 09:04:38 PM
You can just see the river Thames to the west of Meadow Lane in the top right-hand corner of this image. I assume the church tower on the corner of Jackdaw Lane and Iffley Road must be the church of St Edmund and St Frideswide before the site was expanded in 1930 to create Greyfriars.

Antonia Harland-Lang
Wednesday 14th of November 2012 07:56:23 PM
Is the church middle left on the edge of the picture St Mary and St John?

Joan Bellinger
Wednesday 14th of November 2012 07:56:23 PM
The Radcliffe Observatory was later used by the University. It became the Nuffield Institute for Medical Research. I worked there. Wonderful view from the top.

Joan Bellinger
Wednesday 14th of November 2012 07:10:04 PM
Can see the expanse of East Oxford in the distance at the top of this amazing image!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Tuesday 6th of November 2012 11:26:48 AM
This image will be shown at The Memory Lane meeting tomorrow

Helen Fountain
Wednesday 10th of October 2012 11:20:32 AM
An image we will be using for our project

Helen Fountain
Wednesday 10th of October 2012 11:19:17 AM
What a fascinating image of Gloucester Green -you can even see the market stalls!

Antonia Harland-Lang
Monday 8th of October 2012 11:51:07 AM
Hello and welcome to the Britain from Above website, Museum of Oxford! I am already very much looking forward to all the stories we will hopefully get to read about soon in this group.
Sandra Brauer
Tuesday 2nd of October 2012 02:15:18 PM
It looks like the Pressed Steel comapany in the bottom right hand corner of thsi photo.

Helen Fountain
Friday 28th of September 2012 10:03:19 AM
A great view of the Car Factory

Helen Fountain
Thursday 27th of September 2012 09:21:33 PM
A lovely view of St Clements

Helen Fountain
Thursday 27th of September 2012 09:20:35 PM
One of the images we will be using for our project

Helen Fountain
Thursday 27th of September 2012 09:19:28 PM
Here is the poster for the first of our community activities.

Memory Lane is a regular Museum of Oxford reminiscence group and will be using Aerofilms photographs of East Oxford and the inspiration for the next two meetings

Helen Fountain
Thursday 27th of September 2012 07:20:30 PM
We are pleased to be delivering a partner project with Britain From Above. The project is called Oxford From Above. Aerofilm photos of East Oxford from the Britain From Above website will used to inspire a a variety of community arts activities. The first of these is Memory Lane, a reminscecne session at 2pm on 11th October. The session is entitled Living in East Oxford and anyone is welcome to join in. It takes place in the Heritage Learning Centre in Oxford Town Hall.
Helen Fountain
Thursday 27th of September 2012 04:10:14 PM