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Charlbury Primary School in the Oxford Mail

Charlbury Primary School's refurbishment is in the Oxford Mail at this link:

Sun 23 Sep 2012, 23:17 · Link


. Have you ever considered what Charlbury was like in Tudor and Stuart times?
. Was Charlbury a mainly rural or urban community?
. How were people housed?
. What possessions did they have?
. How did they earn a living?

The answers to these questions may be contained in the Charlbury probate documents including wills and inventories, which have never been fully researched

The Charlbury Society is forming a Historical Research Group to transcribe these and other documents to help answer these questions and is seeking volunteers to join the


We will start by learning to read old handwriting and hope to begin in the new year with daytime classes in Charlbury.

If you would like more details please contact either

Geoffrey Castle
on 01608 811122 or email

Barbara Allison
on 01608 811262 or email

Gerald Draper · Sun 23 Sep 2012, 21:26 · Link

Screen Quiz Evening

On behalf of the organisers can I say a big thank you to all who came along to the evening. If you could not make it, you missed a really fun evening for old and young alike, which was enjoyed by all.
A special thanks to Christine Elliot for putting together such testing film clips and to Ed Fenton for the organising.
Alan Hanks Chair CCCA.

Alan Hanks · Sun 23 Sep 2012, 10:45 · Link

Happy birthday to us celebrates its 10th birthday today. The site was launched at Street Fair on 21st September 2002, following on from earlier sites run by Ray Marshall and Simon Hall.

Over the years the site has grown such that we had 1,800 people visiting the site last week ("unique visitors") - not bad for a town with a population of 3,000. You can see earlier versions of the site at the Wayback Machine.

The site, then as now, is driven by its users' contributions - so thank you to everyone who continues to make the site what it is by posting news, events, adverts, and to the forum. Thank you also to the Charlbury Garden Society who help to defray the costs of running the site with a kind donation.

Here's to the next ten years!

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 21 Sep 2012, 08:29 · Link

Fund raiser for Community Centre Appeal - Sat 22 Sep: Screen Test

Come and test your powers of observation in a fun film-based quiz, with a first prize of £50 ... It's not what you know, it's what you notice!

At Charlbury's Memorial Hall we'll be showing a variety of film clips - including films of Charlbury life - and quizmaster Mark Kermudgeon will ask questions about what you notice. We'll also be serving food and drink, all in aid of the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal. Tickets cost £6 per person (£2 for under 14s - this will be a family-friendly event), for teams of between two and five people. The price of the ticket includes free entry into the prize draw, with some great prizes. There will also be spot prizes during the evening.

Doors open at 6.15, for a 7 pm prompt start. The quiz will finish around 9 pm, but the bar will remain open afterwards. Tickets are now on sale at Cotswold Frames, Evenlode Books and the Charlbury Deli and Cafe - or contact Ed Fenton (01608 811196/ to reserve your tickets.

russell robson · Sun 16 Sep 2012, 20:21 · Link

Letter about Wilderness in today's Oxford Times

Here is a link to a letter in today's Oxford Times responding to last week's article about the Wilderness Festival

Thu 13 Sep 2012, 18:18 · Link

Street Fair Weekend - Here It Is!

BBC's Weather Page says SUN, SUN, SUN, so there can be no other place to go this Saturday than the 'New Look' Charlbury Street Fair!
Get down there for the Grand Opening at 2pm by Tom Ward, star of Silent Witness.
Over 50 Stalls & Sideshows, together with BBQ, Hog Roast, Fairground Rides, Children's Go Karts, Vitage & Classic Car Display, Music, Entertaiment - There's something for the whole family.
We have a fantastic range of 'Money Cannot Buy' Lots which will be auctioned at 5pm - but why not register a silent bid at the Street Fair Stall during the afternoon?
Then to round the day off, we have 3 local bands, including the excellent 'Stonesfield Village Idiots', playing live in Church Street in the evening! for all the details.....

John Munro · Wed 12 Sep 2012, 20:17 · Link

Exhibition for Local Artists

The Charlbury Dental Practice is pleased to invite you to apply for participation in exhibiting artwork in our practice celebrating the talent of local artists.

In August and September Charlbury Dental practice is undergoing a redecoration programme. Once the project is completed, local artists from all genres will be invited to have their work cover the walls!

We will be offering wall spaces throughout the surgery, in the waiting area, corridors and surgeries. Applications will be considered when received and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Each artist is allowed a maximum space of 6 ft. x 8 ft. Art submitted should not contain nudity or profanity. Artwork will be available for sale if you wish.

Dr Kam Patel · Wed 5 Sep 2012, 13:38 · Link

Ultra fast broadband

Local residents might be intetrested in this upcoming meeting.

Look at the future of broadband in rural Oxfordshire

russell robson · Tue 4 Sep 2012, 17:36 · Link

Weather forecast back on the front page

Last week the weather forecast on the homepage stopped working when Google switched off their weather service. It's now working again using a different provider (Weather Underground).

If you hover your mouse over any of the weather symbols, you'll now see a more detailed forecast for that day.

Richard Fairhurst · Sat 1 Sep 2012, 20:37 · Link

Charlbury Community Centre Appeal Coffee Morning

On behalf of the above may we say a big thank you to all who so generously gave Prizes, Cakes and their time to make today a success, and those who attended this morning.
Thanks to the generosity of local shopkeepers and others, we will have prizes for our next event, The Quiz Evening on Saturday 22nd September (see separate entry in events).
We have made a profit of £210-20p.
Thanks once again to you all.
Alan Hanks, Chair CCCA.

Alan Hanks · Sat 1 Sep 2012, 17:34 · Link

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