29th Oct, 2016

Residents lift lid on Rowington's war time history

Sophie Heaviside 20th Nov, 2015 Updated: 15 hours ago

RESIDENTS are lifting the lid on the war time history of their village.

Rowington Village Hall will host a weekend of talks centred around village experiences during the First World War.

Propaganda in Film 1914 to 1918 tells how the then new medium of film was exploited for propaganda purposes and will be shown on Saturday (November 21) at 1.30pm, and the followng day at 3.30pm.

The story of the building of the branch line from Rowington that first brought the railway to Henley in 1894 and ran between Kingswood Station and Henley until 1917 will be told at 3pm on the Saturday, and 2pm on the Sunday.

There will also be an exhibition from the Rowington Parish archives from noon on both days.

Entry is free.