'The Wine and Spirit Stores, Henley' - Royal Grafton fine bone china commemorative plate comissioned by W.H. Brakspear & Sons, issued Christmas 1991 in a limited edition for the collectors' range, number 303/500.
Complete with original box.
Brakspear's plate celebrating the 200th year of the business.
The plate is made of white china with light blue detail. Round the rim of the plate are blue bees and in the centre is a blue image of the Brakspear building and the lettering: 'Brakspear's Henley Brewery, 1779 - 1979.'
On loan from the Oxfordshire County Museum Store.
Glass plate negative of a Squire's car, taken by George Bushell.
George Bushell came to Henley in 1919 and took over the task of taking photographs of Henley and its surroundings from two predecessors, called Marsh and Marshall. Bushell died in the 1960s but his business was carried on by his son and grandson.
It is his grandson, also called George Bushell, who has donated this important collection of photographs and glass plate negatives to the Museum. This unique collection provides a fascinating view of the changing face of Henley and the Thames over the last century.