Works by local artist Arthur Legge (1862-1921) were found in a locked chest whilst the Guildhall was being cleared in preparation for its restoration project.
Over 20 paintings and sketches of the local area were wrapped in brown paper, unseen for over 50 years.
The paintings were unearthed in the Master's Room of our historic grade 1 listed building
"We had no idea what they were; they were wrapped in brown paper with a small label on it saying 'For the Guildhall,'" said trustee Jackie Bargman.
"They're of life in Finchingfield generally. There are agricultural scenes, scenes of people who lived in the Guildhall and there are sketches of the local area."