Admiring the work on display at the Gallery in the Town Hall are Karen Taylor aged 8, Edward Forester-Walker aged 7 and Tom Woods aged 5. Six local schools took part. Works included portraits of Mum, the local librarian and nurses as well as embroidery, bird paintings and a large collage.
In December 1975 prizes were awarded in the young writers' competition organised by WOAA. In the picture, judge John Skinner is giving a prize to Liz Matthews of Eynsham who won 2nd prize in the under 14s poetry section. On the left is Catherine Hooper of Abingdon who won 1st prize.
WOAA organised and held a Christmas Card competition in November 1975. There were over 150 entrants. Top picture, Mrs Angela Mulliner is looking at some of the cards with Anderley Moore and Heather Manly. The lower picture shows 11 year old Tim Manly holding the winner card, which he made. His prize was £5. The cards were all exhibited in the Gallery.
The activities were organised by the local drama student Peter Phillips from the Italia Conti School and two of his friends from the London College.
Left to right are Luella Keeble and Candy Westman with Peter. 1973 Two professional theatre workers helped Peter, they were Adam Wright and Nicola Standerwick to help the children with stage make-up and costumes as well as acting, movement and singing.
A collection of newspaper cuttings about the recital given in St Mary's by Liza Hobbs soprano and David Wright. It was presented by WOAA. Lisa was in her final year at Trinity College of Music of which David was a fellow. Music by Purcell, Schumann, Schubert and Debussy.