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Wallingford Museum will be celebrating the area's most famous whodunnit writer, in a special Agatha Christie Weekend from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September.

Agatha Christie lived quietly as 'Mrs Mallowan' in Wallingford and Cholsey from 1934 until her death in 1976. She wrote many of her novels during this time, and one – 'Dumb Witness' – has Wallingford as its setting.

Events during the weekend include a Town Mystery Trail, available free from the Museum and Town Information Centre, with book tokens as prizes. Cholsey & Wallingford Railway will also be running heritage trains between Wallingford and Cholsey on Saturday and Sunday.

Your weekend could start at Wallingford Museum on Friday afternoon, viewing the 'At Home
with the Queen of Crime' exhibition. Your ticket includes this special Agatha Christie exhibition
(including personal letters). This exhibition looks at Agatha Christie's home in Wallingford -
Winterbrook House, and puts her quiet life in Wallingford into perspective. It includes several
original letters from her later life, connected with her role as President of the local dramatic society
The Sinodun Players, now based in the Corn Exchange in Wallingford.

Friday evening at the Corn Exchange will feature a short talk ‘Agatha Christie's Wallingford
Connection' by local historian Judy Dewey, followed by a showing of the vintage 1974 film
'Murder on the Orient Express' (tickets available from the Corn Exchange).

On Saturday morning there will be a 'Guided Agatha Christie Walk - Wallingford to Cholsey',
including single ticket to return on the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway. Your guides will be Judy
Dewey and Tony Raynor (local historians / authors).  The walk takes you through the town to Winterbrook, stopping outside the house where Agatha Christie lived (privately owned and not accessible to the public). The walk finishes at Cholsey churchyard where Agatha Christie is buried. You may also visit a special exhibition of 'Agatha Christie and Cholsey' including photographs and documents, and take refreshments at the Old School.

Saturday afternoon presents another opportunity to visit Wallingford Museum at a 'Signing and
Cyanide' event (including special quiz) and in the afternoon there's also a chance
to meet Lucy Worsley - well known for her TV appearances - who will be at the Museum to sign
her latest books, ‘A Very British Murder’ and ‘The Courtiers’, on sale at the Museum courtesy of Wallingford Bookshop.

In the evening. Lucy Worsley will present a talk ‘A Very British Murder' in St Mary's Church, Market Place. Lucy is Chief Curator of Royal Historic Palaces and is a well known TV broadcaster.

On Sunday morning the 'Guided Agatha Christie walk' and the 'Agatha Christie and Cholsey' exhibition will be repeated.

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