Golf at Nethercote In 1901 Banbury & District Golf Club emerged from the reorganisation and Bodicote Golf Club was disbanded. Although by 1905 the golf club had moved to Broughton Road The principal event of the week has been the re-organisation of the Bodicote Golf Club, which will, in future, be known as the Banbury… Continue reading Golf at Nethercote
The M40 motorway links London, Oxford and Birmingham, a distance of approximately 89 miles (143 km) The motorway between London and Oxford was constructed in stages between 1967 and 1974 Late in the 1960s, not long after the first stretch opened, the Ministry of Transport announced the possibility of building a motorway to link London… Continue reading M40 Construction Junction 11
Former World War I National Filling Factory At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the filling facilities for high explosives were limited to the Royal Arsenal Woolwich and factories at Lemington Point and Derwenthaugh (Newcastle Upon Tyne), belonging to the armament manufacturers Armstrong and Whitworth and Co. Ltd. By 1915, the British… Continue reading Former World War I National Filling Factory
The Bowling Green Inn The Bowling Green Inn is thought to have opened in the late 1800s. Certainly it shows on OS maps 1888-1913. The site falls partly within Cherwell District Council and partly within West Northamptonshire district (formerly South Northants) When the M40 Banbury stretch was built in the late 1980’s, the Overthorpe Road… Continue reading The Bowling Green Inn
The campaign to Keep Nethercote Rural is gaining traction as people show their support for the small Banbury hamlet. Launched only last week, the petition calls for conservation protection against development for this pretty, rural area and already has over 250 signatures! Again a massive thank you to every single person who has already signed… Continue reading Support For The Hamlet of Nethercote Continues To Grow
Banbury Cheese! Throughout the Middle Ages until the mid-eighteenth century, Nethercote along with the original hamlet of Grimsbury was the centre of Banbury’s cheese making trade, a product that was made from local resources and much prized at the time, although there is little mention of it by the nineteenth century Banbury cheeses first appear… Continue reading Banbury Cheese
It is thought that Nethercote, near Banbury has inadvertently been overlooked for designation as a Conservation Area. Despite the hamlet being equally noteworthy as other areas carrying the designation and despite being one of the last rural areas of Banbury history, no designation of any conservation protection has been given. Conservation areas exist to protect… Continue reading Nethercote Overlooked For Conservation Area Designation?
It is said that a piece of treachery that changed world history took place in a quiet lane in Nethercote Laus Fuchs is said to have handed over the secret formula of the atom bomb to a Russian spy named Anna, claimed to have taken place in 1945 on a bench in Nethercote. Often referred… Continue reading Russian Spy in Nethercote?!
The campaign to Keep Nethercote Rural is gathering momentum as the petition launched only a few days ago has already reached 100 supporters! A massive thank you to every single person who has already signed the petition, each supporter is hugely valuable to this rural area and ensuring that some conservation protection is given to… Continue reading Petition to Keep Nethercote Rural Reaches 100 Supporters
“Every space in Britain must be used to help wildlife.” — Sir David Attenboroug In 2020, The Wildlife Trust launched an ambitious campaign, seeking planning system reforms for England that address the intertwined ecological, climate and health crises – they believe the best way to do so is by ensuring place-making intentionally supports nature’s recovery. The… Continue reading Nethercote Nominated For Wildbelt