Who was Christie Crawfurd?
It is said that Captain Christie Crawfurd (1859–1948) was visiting Stow-on-the-Wold when his wife fell ill. They were looked after so well by the people of Stow that the Captain decided that, because of this kindness and the historical significance of the town in the Civil War, he would give his collection of Civil War armour, paintings and books to Stow.
The books are held in the county archives but the paintings and armour are housed in Stow's St Edward's Hall in the Market Square.
The armour is currently in storage, though plans are afoot to put it on display to the public in a secure museum case.
For a list of the paintings, click here.