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A picture containing 25 portraits dating back to the 19th Century is set to return to its original pub.

The Vaults Pub in Uppingham was home to a picture including many punters who drank there in the 1860s and 1870s.

Peter Lane, one of the founders of the Uppingham Local History Group, bought it from an antique shop in 2012. It formed part of his archive which was donated to the group after his death.

James Torbell, current landlord, and John Pearson, previous landlord
James Torbell, current landlord, and John Pearson, previous landlord

An exhibition of the artwork is due to take place on Friday, May 6, from 11am until 4pm at the Falcon Hotel in Uppingham.

It will display Peter’s research into most of the people in the photos and give history of the town.

The group has been been running an oral history project by listening to memories of people in the town to find out more about Uppingham.

The picture has been returned to the pub
The picture has been returned to the pub

Findings will also be showcased at the exhibition.

Also attending the event will be Marc Oxley who owns antique postcards which illustrate the changes to the town over the past century.

The group is asking residents of Uppingham to bring any photos they may have of the town, other people who have lived there or letters from the past century.

They will scan them and return them to their owners during the day.



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