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Memory Lane

Honour: The soldiers marching across Magdalen Bridge in 1953

Memory mailbag: Rifles practice dated back to Napoleonic era

Ladies’ role in fighting crime

Ladies’ role in fighting crime

Pair’s 600 miles in the saddle

Pair’s 600 miles in the saddle

Family: Florence and her daughter Susan

Remarkable former publican Florence going strong at 104

Dirty work: Two of the competitors in action

Ok, chaps, anyone for a spot of dwile flunking?

Iconic: The ‘City of Oxford’ Spitfire from the Second World War

Great War fighter plane with very strong city connections

Tuneful: The choir of St Christopher’s Junior School at Cowley, Oxford, entertains in 1970

Young choir hits all the right notes to show off to parents

Rocking: Barry England at the Lord Mayor’s Parade in 1987

Memory mailbag: It was Barry of Jericho Rejects

Waves: A group of workers at Didcot recreate the scene with the No.7808 Cookham Manor in the same position 50 years later

Memory mailbag: Recreating rail scene to mark 50th anniversary

Model traction engine feat

Model traction engine feat

Youngsters pull some strings

Youngsters pull some strings

When rival radio DJs clashed in a charity football match

When rival radio DJs clashed in a charity football match

Baked potato was school’s little treat at morning break

Baked potato was school’s little treat at morning break

Stylish: Some pupils model their new uniforms

Model pupils create their own uniform

Workers rewarded for long service

Workers rewarded for long service

Round the roadworks: A No 8 bus heads for Carfax during widening of Marston Road in 1957

Mailbag: To catch the number 8, you’d end up with a wait

Candy floss and rides at carnival

Candy floss and rides at carnival

Albert Taylor

Honouring city’s policemen who died during Great War

Up, up and away: Pupils at Bayswater Middle School celebrate their win in a British Rail competition at Blackfriars station in London, with TV personality Keith Chegwin

Pupils blew away rivals in train balloon competition journeys

Street scene: A busy corner of Faringdon, but was the whole scene staged?

It might look natural, but you wouldn’t want to bank on it!

Clean-up: Youngsters from Chilton’s Girls’ Brigade who spruced up the parish church pictured in 1986. They were led by brigade captain Pamela Rolls

Girls make a clean sweep as they tidy church

Mailbag: Picture sparked memories of playing in boys’ football team

Mailbag: Picture sparked memories of playing in boys’ football team

Mailbag: Dinner marked distinguished company service

Mailbag: Dinner marked distinguished company service

Prizes: The youngsters from Arnside School of Dance with their medals and certificates

Youngsters are dancing for joy

All hands to the pump for a customer

All hands to the pump for a customer

Devotion: Frederick Lay was head of the City of Oxford High School

Head gave his heart and soul to old school

Send-off: Railwaymen at Didcot say farewell to 7816 Frilsham Manor as its leaves the shed for the last time on Sunday, June 13, 1965

Farewell to steam shed as its last three locomotives depart

Battle of the sexes: Female members of Headington’s Royal British Legion club head off to a London show in May 1970 as their husbands protest in the background

A women-only outing runs into protest from husbands

Children washed police cars to raise money

Children washed police cars to raise money

Regal team: Back, from left: Jack Gleeson (club leader), ‘Buster’ Paige, Pat Clark, Pat Cripps, Keith Gibbons, Brian Allsop, Ron Finnerty, Harvey Harries. Front: John Lord, John McTernan, Peter Sergeant, Ken Rodgers, Peter Clark

When spirit of sportsmanship was hallmark of local football

Reunion: Far East prisoners of war from Oxford at the Royal Festival Hall in London in the 1980s. We know the names of only some of them – pictured from left are Jack Hemmins, ?, ?, Tommy Bowen, ?, Ivo Poulter

Memory Mailbag: RAF rescuer was shelled by Japanese destroyer

John Henry Brookes pictured left with his wife Helena, right, and daughter Joan outside Buckingham Palace after he received an OBE in 1953

The unsung hero who played huge role in city’s education

Railway was a lifeline for rural communities

Railway was a lifeline for rural communities

William Leefe-Robinson

How an unexpected landing led pilot to top night on town

Demonstration: Families in Poplar Grove, Kennington, protest about school buses using their road in 1976

How school buses sparked a rumpus over child safety

Memory Mailbag: The creators of village journal

Memory Mailbag: The creators of village journal

Staff photo: Teachers at Northfield School in Littlemore

Memory Mailbag: Teachers’ names are recalled

School line-up: Some of the teachers and pupils at Oxford Central School for Girls pictured in March 1949

Memory Mailbag: Memories sparked by old picture

Land of giants

Land of giants

Sports day is a healthy option

Sports day is a healthy option

Schoolchildren cook up a storm with mums

Schoolchildren cook up a storm with mums

Great player: Ronald Poulton Palmer

The rugby legend who lost his life on the Western Front

On song: Members of the Darby and Joan Club in Cutteslowe – led by conductor Mr WW Allsworth, right – in full voice at their birthday party in 1954

Darby and Joan members in fine voice for its birthday

Looking back...

Presentation: Rita Pugh (now Holden) presents a retirement watch to Harry – or was it Charlie? Can anyone tell us which, and add his surname?

Memory Mailbag - Reader delighted to spot her mother in Morris factory shot

On the bend: Tony Greening and Roger Parker in action at South Bank (bottom bend), Brands Hatch, on May 17, 1968

Memory Mailbag - TT race photos brought back happy memories

Youngsters hit the right notes

Youngsters hit the right notes

Testimonial match: Stanley Matthews pictured with Headington United stalwart Jimmy Smith. Matthews played at Smith’s testimonial match at the Manor Ground in 1956

Skill and control of the ‘Peter Pan of football’ remembered

Some protection: A Morrison air raid shelter, similar to the one the Gould family had in their Oxford home

Drums banged and bonfires lit to mark victory over Nazis

Survivors of the camps: Oxford members of the Far East Prisoners of War organisation at a reunion, possibly at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Can you name these former Far East POWs?

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