BANBURY Museum is working with English Heritage to stage an exhibition of historic images that show the changing face of Banbury and north Oxfordshire.

The exhibition, Bygone Banbury 2, which runs until June 17, is showing the best of the paintings from the first Bygone Banbury display three years ago, and newly-discovered paintings.

Also on show is a set of photographs from the late 1800s and early 1900s from English Heritage's national monuments record.

Visitors can see how the town has changed over the last 150 years with modern-day photos alongside the old.

Anne Woodward, from English Heritage, said: "The national monuments record is an incredible archive, available to everyone. It's been good to feature part of this resource with Bygone Banbury 2.

"As well as visiting the exhibition, I encourage people to access the thousands of photographs at our free online image library viewfinder."

The paintings and photographs are by artists including former Banbury school teacher Maurice Draper, John Sanderson-Wells, William Matthison, and Henry Taunt.

Sanderson-Wells and Matthison were highly regarded artists living in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and their work was displayed at the Royal Academy.

In addition to Banbury, other places featured include Bicester, Bloxham, Little Bourton, Finmere, and Broughton.

Admission is free, and the exhibition is open from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.