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PICTURES: Take a look through 40 years of Oxford’s The Jolly Farmers

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 27, 2022

This weekend The Jolly Farmers on Paradise Street marks 40 years as an LGBTQ+ pub.

The building, which dates back to 1592, became a gay pub in 1982 and has been an LGBTQ+ venue ever since.

During the course of the last 40 years, The Jolly Farmers has been a firm fixture in Oxford for the local LGBTQ+ community.

READ MORE: Oxford's The Jolly Farmers marks 40th birthday milestone

The pub has provided a safe space for people to meet each other, explore their identities and enjoy a cold pint.

As The Jolly Farmers marks its 40th birthday, we have pulled together a collection of photographs from over the years.

Can you spot yourself in the pictures?

Oxford Mail: The team at The Jolly Farmers marking 40 years as an LGBTQ venue. Picture: Ed Nix The team at The Jolly Farmers marking 40 years as an LGBTQ venue. Picture: Ed Nix

Oxford Mail: A barman serving at The Jolly FarmersA barman serving at The Jolly Farmers

Oxford Mail: Musicians performing at the pub one Christmas Musicians performing at the pub one Christmas

Oxford Mail: Christmas carols being sung in the pub Christmas carols being sung in the pub

Oxford Mail: Christmas carols being sung in the pub Christmas carols being sung in the pub

Oxford Mail: Two patrons enjoying their time at The Jolly FarmersTwo patrons enjoying their time at The Jolly Farmers

Oxford Mail: drag queen Courtney Act pulling a pint behind the bardrag queen Courtney Act pulling a pint behind the bar

Oxford Mail: A group of friends enjoying their time at The Jolly FarmersA group of friends enjoying their time at The Jolly Farmers

Oxford Mail: Friends at the pub Friends at the pub

Oxford Mail: A leather-clad barman behind the barA leather-clad barman behind the bar

Oxford Mail: The Jolly Farmers covered in snow The Jolly Farmers covered in snow

Oxford Mail: The Jolly Farmers sign in the early 2000sThe Jolly Farmers sign in the early 2000s

Oxford Mail: A folk performance at The Jolly Farmers A folk performance at The Jolly Farmers

Oxford Mail: Friends enjoying an evening at the pubFriends enjoying an evening at the pub

Oxford Mail: Three friends at The Jolly FarmersThree friends at The Jolly Farmers

Oxford Mail: Oxford Pride outside the pub in 2016Oxford Pride outside the pub in 2016

Oxford Mail: Sherlock the pub dog Sherlock the pub dog

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @itssophieperry

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