Nethercote Welcomes Victoria Prentis MP

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

Big Wild Camp-Out in Rural Nethercote #30dayswild

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?

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 Lane

“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

Golf at Nethercote

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

M40 Construction Junction 11

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

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 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