New Documentary Film about Olney

The Cowper and Newton Museum are delighted to be working with film maker Hafeez Rehman, who is creating a documentary about the town of Olney which will be available on Youtube shortly. The documentary, which is being created in conjunction with the trustees and volunteers at the C&N Museum and St. Peter & St. Paul Church, will feature approximately eight locations across the town.

Hafeez has already produced a fantastic documentary about Newport Pagnell, which can be seen here: (1) Newport Pagnell A Land of Thousands years Old – YouTube

Updates about the film to follow.

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