The badge, designed by Dorothy Berry and made by Thomas Fattorini of Birmingham, was later on sale for £2 at Evenlode DIY on High Street.
The ‘Eynsham Cross’ in leaf-like (‘foliate’) style is based on JC Buckler’s early 19th century illustration of a carved tomb lid lying beside a mediaeval ‘altar’ tomb in St Leonard’s churchyard. For more information see the Eynsham Record 23, 2006, pages 9-14.
The cross was adopted for the ‘Eynsham Roundabout’ newsletter from 1995-2013, for Eynsham Medical Centre in 1996 and for the Abbey millennial badge (above) in 2005; and etched on an inner door for the lower Bartholomew Room in 2006. So its use in Eynsham News from 2014, at Eynsham Online from 2016 and on St Leonard’s website from 2017 are keeping up tradition nicely!