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Exhibition

The Witney Blanket Story exhibition is now touring heritage venues in Oxfordshire. It is currently at Abingdon Museum where it can be seen from 3rd March until 23rd June 2007. It then moves to the Oxfordshire Record Office, Cowley, Oxford, from 6th July until 31st August.

The exhibition looks at the lives of the people who worked in the blanket industry, using oral history recordings and pictures. The heritage of blanket making in Witney is shown, including many objects which enabled blankets to be produced. It also includes information about both traditional and modern blanket-making. For full details of Abingdon Museum and opening times telephone 01235 523703 or visit the website:

www.abingdon.gov.uk