WALLINGFORD MUSEUM, OXFORDSHIRE
'CHRISTIE TO CAUSTON: MURDER & MAYHEM IN WALLINGFORD
Wallingfords not the sort of place youd immediately think of for Murder and Mayhem but Agatha Christie, The Queen of Crime, is one of Wallingfords best kept secrets! This creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple had a house in Winterbrook for over forty years, where she wrote many of her later books, inspired perhaps by the tales she heard as she visited the local Post Office and shops! Wallingford Museum's new exhibition includes various letters she wrote and you can detect for yourself the intriguing story of her association with Wallingford. She was President of local drama group The Sinodun Players, who now run the Corn Exchange Theatre. And that brings us to Causton, the stage name for Wallingford in a number episodes of the television drama series Midsomer Murders. Many of the Sinodun Players have appeared regularly in the series. But all these murders aren't just in fiction - weve also been investigating for ourselves some real life murders from Wallingfords darker past and youll be surprised at the secrets there are to tell.
The exhibtion includes a display of Midsomer Murders filming and location photos + information about the series' association with the town.
More information can be found on the museum's website at http://wallingfordmuseum.org.uk