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The 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Hampson

  • Where:
    Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF
  • When:
    4 December to 12 March
    9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Every:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Next On:
    December 11th 2018 at 9:30am
  • How much:
    free
  • Contact:
    020 8394 1734
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Exhibitions
The 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Hampson
Frank Hampson came to Epsom in the early 1950s and was soon established in Bayford Lodge, which served as his home and his studio. There, for a decade, he created the cartoon strips that held the nation's schoolboys (and others!) enthralled, as they waited eagerly each week for the latest edition of Eagle to learn whether Dan Dare, the intrepid space explorer, had survived his most recent mission.
An exhibition about the life of the gifted illustrator will be put on display at Bourne Hall Museum from 4th December until 12 March 2019.The display will include original artwork which has been loaned by Peter Hampson, Frank’s son, including a front page of the Eagle – drawings of Treens, Therons and other alien characters from the comic – and covers drawn by Frank for the popular Ladybird books. Also on display will be the annuals which were such eagerly awaited Christmas presents, and comics which will bring back memories of trips to the newsagents to get a new copy.

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