Winchester City Museum, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9ES
Join us as travel writer & photographer John Pilkington provides an exclusive talk on Roger Brown’s inspirational model of Victorian Winchester. It is a unique record of Winchester from 1870, when the population was less than a third of what is now. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
The Winchester Model was built by former County Planning Officer Roger Brown, who left it as a legacy to the city and its people. It is a unique record of Winchester from 1870, when the population was less than a third of what is now, when there were two train stations serving the city, not one, and when it would be another 30 years before the statue of King Alfred would be erected on the Broadway.
In 2016, Hampshire Cultural Trust embarked on a project to save Roger Brown’s inspirational model of Victorian Winchester and bring it to life in the City Museum. Now thanks to a short film about the model, the buildings it depicts and the people who worked and lived in them and our interactive tablets the model allows visitors to the museum to be transported back in time to the city’s Victorian streets.
Especially for Heritage Open Days John Pilkington will provide an exclusive talk about his personal connection to the Winchester Model and its maker.
● Sunday 16 September: Talks 1100 and 1330
Talks must be pre-booked.
Max 20 people per tour/session. Talk lasts around 30 minutes.
The City Museum is located in The Square, adjacent to the Cathedral Outer Close.