It is now a year since Nethercote residents learned that developers had submitted speculative proposals to turn the rural areas of Huscote Farm and the rural hamlet of Nethercote into industrial estates, as part of the Local Plan Review 2040 for Cherwell District Council. Local residents have been overwhelmed by the support to preserve the… Continue reading What Is Happening At Nethercote?
We’ve had a great day at Banbury Town Council Events Banbury Town Mayor’s Event in People’s Park. Thank you to everyone who dropped by to find out more about the significance of Nethercote to Banbury heritage. A big thank you to Banbury Civic Society for inviting us. You can find out more about Banbury Civic… Continue reading Banbury Town Mayor’s Sunday
On a very hot & sunny June afternoon, MP for Nethercote, Victoria Prentis came to visit, although she is already familiar with the area and the challenges that are faced, the visit gave her the chance to see for herself exactly what stands to be lost in Nethercote, should developers get their way. Keep Nethercote… Continue reading Nethercote Welcomes Victoria Prentis MP
30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts’ annual challenge where they ask everyone to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June! Over 113,000 people have signed up as 30 Days Wilders, including residents of the rural hamlet of Nethercote The Big Wild Weekend, in the middle of the month, is a… Continue reading Big Wild Camp-Out in Rural Nethercote #30dayswild
SAVING OUR HERITAGE: THE LAST BANBURY CHEESE FARMS? by Gustav Milne, accomplished British Archaeologist, writer and TV contributor A FORGOTTEN CHEESE We all know about Banbury Cakes and Banbury Cross, but once the town was more famous for a now forgotten agricultural industry, the making of Banbury Cheese. In the days before refrigeration, cheese-making was… Continue reading SAVING OUR HERITAGE: THE LAST BANBURY CHEESE FARMS?
“Banbury Market was second only to Chicago in size by 1920, but before the railways it was small. I’ve been told that Deddington, a village three miles away on the Oxford Road, was busier. The king of the Midland markets in droving days was Northampton, busier than Rugby and even Leicester: at any one time… Continue reading Banbury Lane
Those who have followed the campaign and the history of Nethercote will recall our blog about how Laus Fuchs is said to have handed over the secret formula of the atom bomb to a Russian spy in 1945 on a bench in Nethercote. You may remember that this took place near to The Red House,… Continue reading Why The Red House Became The White Cottage
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