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May Day in the Market Square

Jubilee 1977

Jubilee 1977 (2 May 1977)

Jubilee celebrations opened with May Day in the Market Square, included a splendid history frieze and continued to the 50:50 auction on 2 July.

A public meeting was held in September 1977 to decide how to use the funds raised. A proposal for new church bells won the most votes, but when it became evident that the church tower could not support them the Parish Council agreed to the second most popular proposal, from the Eynsham Society, to improve the appearance of the village Square.

In the event, the Jubilee Fund was used to purchase the freehold of the Market House. A tablet carved by Mr Bill Brown was unveiled on the east facade in October 1984, commemorating the purchase of the House from funds raised to mark the Silver Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

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