Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting OXFORD NEWS to 80360 or email us
PM proved he wasn't just here for the beer
11:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014 in News
DAVID Cameron was one of the guests at the 11th annual Chadlington Beer Festival on Saturday.
The Prime Minister and Witney MP joined hundreds of visitors at Chadlington Memorial Hall in Chapel Road to raise about £7,000 for Chadlington Primary School.
They could taste 25 types of ale selected from around the country, plus wine, ciders and Pimm’s.
There was a bouncy castle, fairground rides, face painting, barbecue and cake sale.
Organiser Craig Ogden, chairman of the Friends of Chadlington School parent-teacher association, believed it was a record turnout.
He said: “Great effort goes into choosing a really broad range of ales and we get people coming who are real beer aficionados who come from all over because we’ve established a really good reputation.
“There’s no shortage of beer festivals, but ours is the only one I know which is specifically focused on a school.”
Mr Ogden, whose children Gabriel, 11, and Gracie, six, attend the school, said Mr Cameron, who lives in nearby Dean, dropped by after taking his son to play football at Chadlington Sports Club.
He said: “I didn’t see him drinking, but I would be very surprised if he didn’t come and sample something.”
Paul Worth, a transport manager from Enstone, has visited every year since it began with fellow members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
He said: “The quality of the beer is always very good. They know what they’re doing and it’s a nice small festival with a great atmosphere.”
- Our top stories:
4:52pm Friday 25th July 2014
A 40-year-old man arrested in Spain has been charged with 156 theft and fraud offences said to have taken place at a company in Witney.
12:20pm Friday 25th July 2014
The jury in the Jayden Parkinson trial has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict on Jake Blakeley.
9:30am Friday 25th July 2014
Max keeping it simple in order to impress
9:00am Friday 25th July 2014
A FORMER Chelsea youth player from Oxford, described as the life and soul of the party, has died while on holiday in Turkey.
7:30am Friday 25th July 2014
A CARE home once branded a “crime school” for boys is where Ben Blakeley spent part of his early teenage years.
7:45am Thursday 24th July 2014
Follow our coverage of the verdicts in the Jayden Parkinson trial today and then the reaction
Comments are closed on this article.