Memories of the Town Hall


Memories of the Town Hall


Do you know our Town Hall well? Have you worked here? Did you come to the Rolling Stones gig, or attended a wedding? Do you have old photographs, tickets, memorabilia you could share?

Scan or photograph them and add to this database for everyone to see.

We are also looking to collect oral histories. If you have memories of the Town Hall which you would like to be recorded, get in touch with Marta at We will match you with a trained volunteer who will record your memories. We will share the recordings on this website and in the Museum (due to open in late 2020).


1897 -


Museum of Oxford

Collection Items

British Dental Association ball at the Oxford Town Hall
This is an invitation to the 1963 British Dental Association ball held at the Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday 23rd July, 1963. My grandfather Eric Fletcher was a dentist on Beaumont Street for many years and he and my grandmother Shelagh used to attend…

Pass Sheet for the RIDE Concert
The object is a Kilimanjaro backstage pass sheet for the RIDE concert in Oxford Town Hall on the 3rd of December 2019. This concert was a homecoming concert as part of RIDE's reunion in 2019.

This pass sheet was used by the band's stage management…

A Selection of Hand Tools Once Belonging to Roy Foster
Hand tools used by Roy Foster (1931 - 2017) to build a three-manual pipe organ for Holy Rood Catholic Church in Oxford.

Between 2002 and 2012 Roy Foster with fellow organ-builder Derrick Carrington built a new three-manual pipe organ for Holy…

Oath Cards Used in the Town Hall Court Room
The court room is located above the police station; you can visit it if you go on a tour of the Town Hall. These oath cards were available for the swearing-in of witnesses at a court hearing. The witness swears to tell the truth; perjury is the crime…

Ticket to Two-Band-Dance with Kenny Baker
A ticket for a Two-Band-Dance at Oxford Town Hall. Dated to the 26th of May and featuring Kenny Baker and his quartet.
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