On Saturday 13th November between 10 and 12.30pm, the Rumble Museum and the Parish of Cowley St John are running a joint Story Collection Morning at St Alban's Church.
We are inviting people to bring any stories or items that are connected to the history of the "Robin Hood" area, and the churches of St Mary & St John, and St Alban's. The Robin Hood area is said to have stretched between Magdalen Road and Howard Street. A Robin Hood Tavern, Robin Hood Terrace and Robin Hood School all existed in the area. Common explanations of the name are that the area was at the boundaries of the city, that the area was very poor, or even that some of its residents were considered to behave like outlaws.
For those who would like to share their stories and items (these could be anything from photographs, diaries, letters, to any other sort of item or object), volunteers will record these and make them available for others to listen to or view through an online archive gallery.
There will be refreshments and an activity trail for younger children, and also a range of archive material and artefacts on display. Visitors will be able to explore the historic building of St Alban's Church, and have hot and cold drinks and cakes.