Memory Lane Monday: Take a stroll through history with John Chipperfield

Memory Lane Monday: Take a stroll through history with John Chipperfield

Memory Lane Monday: Take a stroll through history with John Chipperfield

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Silence was golden

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Monday 24th November 2014

THERE were as many chatterboxes among the children at Crowmarsh School, near Wallingford, as any other group of youngsters, but even they fell silent when money was at stake. Their silence was sponsored by the minute, to raise money to send the British team to the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984. Sixty juniors kept quiet for an hour and raised £184 to support the medal-chasing athletes.

Knees up for the winners

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Monday 24th November 2014

THE Mrs Mopps at the Horton General Hospital, Banbury, were in upbeat mood after beating off private competition to win a contract to carry on cleaning.

Knees up for the winners

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Monday 24th November 2014

THE Mrs Mopps at the Horton General Hospital, Banbury, were in upbeat mood after beating off private competition to win a contract to carry on cleaning.

A very appealing cast at Wolvercote church

Oxford Mail:

5:20pm Monday 24th November 2014

THERE were celebrations at Wolvercote when the church bells rang out after six months of silence.

A half-penny, and a basin of dripping

Oxford Mail:

5:10pm Monday 24th November 2014

LORD Nuffield died owing his former office boy Ron Hiorns a halfpenny – and the debt has never been paid.

The changing face of Kidlington

Oxford Mail:

5:10pm Monday 24th November 2014

When these youngsters, above, found their play area becoming overgrown, they didn’t complain – they set to work. Within a short time, the playground off Morton Close was almost clear of weeds. Carol Lambert, who helped with the operation, said: “They were just sitting there and decided to clean it up. They have made a fantastic difference.”

Sopwith 'ace' won the Military Cross

Oxford Mail:

5:10pm Monday 24th November 2014

Pilot who flew many successful sorties scoring 15 victories in one month but who died during a take-off at Port Meadow

Here we go, here we go, here we go!

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Monday 24th November 2014

WE’RE up for the cup! That was the cry from these football fans as they set off to support their team.

Musical tales at Story Museum

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 24th November 2014

THERE was a nautical theme at the Story Museum in Oxford on Saturday as children and their parents listened to Nick Cope perform songs from his new album.

On song to get a choir spot

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

IT WAS one of the highlights of the year in Oxford schools – pupils would come together to dance, sing and play instruments at the annual Oxford Schools’ Music Festival at the Town Hall.

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