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Hawker Typhoon – The Flying Memorial

Posted on October 17, 2019

A brief history and info on the only re-build in the World that will fly once built! On the 1st April 1945, a Hawker Typhoon was shot down. In the wider aspect of the Second World War, this was not unusual as eleven failed to return on this day alone. Typhoon RB396 of 174 ‘Mauritius’ […]

Broughton Castle

Posted on October 17, 2019

In about 1300 Sir John de Broughton built his manor house in a sheltered site at the junction of three streams and surrounded it with a substantial moat.   William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England bought the house in 1377. It then passed to William’s great-nephew Sir Thomas Wykeham and thence […]

Radio Horton launches Care Home Radio Service

Posted on October 6, 2019

North Oxfordshire’s Hospital, Health and Well Being broadcasting service has launched a brand-new broadcasting service, expanding its listenership into Glebefields Care Home in Drayton. Radio Horton has been trialing its exclusive weekly radio programme to Glebefields since July and after a successful official launch last week as the Glebefields team celebrated receiving its rating by […]

Fairtrade Action Banbury (FAB).

Posted on October 5, 2019

In the last week of September Rev Chris Eddy, chair of FAB, together with other Fairtraders presented  the town Mayor Mr John Colegrave with the framed certificate affirming that Banbury has received Fairtrade Town status  for another two years. This accreditation is awarded by the Fairytrade Foundation and the fact that it has been achieved […]

TEDxBanbury Speaker Announcement

Posted on September 23, 2019

Creativity Has No Boundary – Liz Dixon –Artist Sculptor TEDxBanbury announces Liz Dixon as a speaker for the inaugural event on 29 February next year. Liz is a predominantly self-taught artist, having originally trained as an engineer. She worked in both the Defence & Automotive industries for 26 years before taking the leap to change […]

Happy families: Witney care home opens doors to bumps and babies

Posted on September 2, 2019

A care home in Witney is opening its doors to new and expectant mothers, as it becomes the only care home in the area to host mum-and-baby community classes. Care UK’s Millers Grange, on Curbridge Road, has teamed up with a local organisation to host a parenting drop-in coffee group, as well as a baby […]

BCOC Live 2019: Preparing Banbury for the Future

Posted on August 27, 2019

What does Banbury need to look like in the future to combat the changing landscape of work, technological innovation, consumer behaviour, demographics and societal shifts? Are you ready? BCOC Live returns this year with a focus on preparing for the future of Banbury. In particular, this event will be looking at the challenges of an […]

The Cornhill Centre.

Posted on August 26, 2019

Castle Street, Banbury, OX16 5NT. The Cornhill Centre is a wonderful community centre – mainly, but not exclusively, for older people; right in the heart of Banbury. Their reasonably priced cafe run by the Royal Voluntary Service, is open between 8.30am and 2pm every weekday (breakfast every day apart from Wednesdays, when they open at […]

Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service

Posted on August 19, 2019

BARKS are the cat’s whiskers! Rescuing, re-homing and caring for over 350 animals each year is a huge feat for one of our most-loved local charities – and it’s entirely run by volunteers. BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue and Kindness Service) saves cats, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs, rodents and wild creatures. They also foster […]

Bloxham Village Museum.

Posted on June 2, 2019

Church Street, Bloxham, OX16 4ET. This fascinating museum reflects past life in the ancient and beautiful village of Bloxham. The exhibition is changed annually and is designed to appeal to all ages.There is always a free quiz for children. Exhibition for 2019 is Sickle to satellite: Our Farming Heritage. Museum open 2.30pm to 5pm each […]

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