It’s Coming Home!
A picture containing 25 portrait photographs, dating from the 1860s/1870s is being returned to its original home in the Vaults Pub in Uppingham. The picture hung in the pub for over 150 years and contains photos of the ordinary people who drank there at the time. The original picture was bought by the Uppingham Local History Study Group (ULHSG) in 2012 when it was being sold in a local antique shop. The late Peter Lane, one of the founder members of ULHSG bought it and it formed part of his extensive archive, which was donated to the History Group.
To coincide with the picture being reinstated on the walls of the Vaults, ULHSG is putting on an exhibition at the Falcon Hotel in Uppingham on Friday 6th of May 11am – 4pm. It will display Peter Lane’s research into most of the characters in the photo. Visitors can find out about these characters, the History of the pub and of the town – all illustrated with photos, and newspaper cuttings. Marc Oxley owns many old postcards, illustrating the changes in Uppingham in the past century. Marc will also be there to talk about the pictures on display.
The History Group has also been running an Oral History Project, recording the memories of townspeople, and unlocking many unrecorded facts about Uppingham. Come along and find out what we have found out so far!!
Do you have any photos of Uppingham people or places, programmes, memorabilia, letters in the past century? We would love to see them! Bring along any photos etc you may have of about Uppingham places and people – we scan them, and you keep them!