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Admiral Bowyer and the Glorious First of June

One of the splendid treasures in the Town Council’s possession is the two-handled vessel known as the Bowyer Vase. It is a large cup of silver-gilt with a cover, 75 cm high, on a square base, made in London in 1795 by Robert Salmon. The cup is highly decorated, with leaf designs on the lowerContinue reading “Admiral Bowyer and the Glorious First of June”

The Abingdon Ichthyosaur Transformed

Abingdon Museum recently hosted a research visit from two researchers at Portsmouth University, Megan Jacobs and David Martill. They had been in touch to tell us that they were working on Late Jurassic Ichthyosaurs. Abingdon Museum’s Ichthyosaur skeleton was of interest to them, and they asked to come and see it. The Abingdon Ichthyosaur isContinue reading “The Abingdon Ichthyosaur Transformed”