The Eadons of Hillmorton Road

September 18th 2018 to January 12th 2019 (closed October 28th – November 16th) Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Please note the exhibition is closed 28 October – 16 November

A collection of photographs from an Edwardian Rugby family showing a snapshot of local life from before the First World War.

The Eadons Of Hillmorton Road features photographs which capture everyday family life in Edwardian Rugby.

More than 300 glass plate negatives

The collection of more than 300 glass plate negatives, dating from 1910 to 1918, was donated to the museum a decade ago by David Eadon.

The majority of the photographs were taken by David’s father, Edgar Christie Eadon, known as Chris, with others believed to have been taken by Chris’s father, William, who was a reporter for the Rugby Advertiser before becoming secretary to a succession of headmasters at Rugby School.

In addition to snapshots taken at the family home in Hillmorton Road, the exhibition features a photograph of both Chris and his brother, Leslie, in Lawrence Sheriff School uniform, and photos of Foster & Dicksee Builders of Rugby, located in James Street, where Chris started his working life.

The Eadons Of Hillmorton Road also includes a photograph of the celebrations following the election of John Baird as MP for Rugby in 1910, and snaps taken on the family’s annual summer holiday in Llandudno, where Chris met his first wife, Gwendoline.

The exhibition also includes an oral history recorded by David Eadon, now in his 80s and living in Hillmorton.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 30th December, and 1st January.

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