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Humphrey Gainsborough: Henley’s Inventor

5th April 2018 @ 8:00 am - 13th May 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrated former Henley resident Humphrey Gainsborough was born 200 years ago, and this exhibition examines his incredibly diverse range of inventions during his time living in Henley.  From a tide mill, a drill plough, a self-ventilating fish wagon, a steam engine with a separate condenser and a fire-proof safe.

He maintained a close relationship with his younger brother, the celebrated artist Thomas Gainsborough, throughout his life. In 1748 Humphrey Gainsborough became Henley’s congregational minister and an ingenious engineer and inventor.


5th April 2018 @ 8:00 am
13th May 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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