Exhibitions and Events

14 OCTOBER: FARMING IN OXFORDSHIRE IN THE INTERWAR YEARS

Talk by Dr. Michael Heaton

The interwar years were particularly harsh for farming in Oxfordshire as in most parts of the country. From the early 1920s to the end of the 1930s most farming wasn't profitable - for a variety of reasons explained in this talk, which also sets the scene back to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Many farms responded by moving away from traditional mixed farming towards increased specialisation. An important outcome was divergence in the success and longevity of individual farms.

Michael Heaton is the author of several village and farming histories. This talk is largely based on quite recent research, using 35 case studies from ten counties, for a PhD at Leicester University’s Centre for English History. Since moving to Wheatley near Oxford, Michael has written Bygone Wheatley; created a village heritage trail; and is involved with the Oxfordshire Buildings Record.

Friends of Pendon can book discounted places here.

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6/7 November 2021: FARINGDON AT FORTY

An iconic model railway inspired by Pendon

A special opportunity to see Stephen Williams’s award winning layout “Faringdon” in its spiritual home at Pendon.

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Madder Valley Railway

John Ahern’s famous pioneering Madder Valley layout. It is operated on selected days during the year.

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Twelve Outstanding Examples of Pendon Modelling

A pdf leaflet to print before your visit to Pendon. It's a guide to some examples of our modelling.