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Memory Lane

At the wheel: Ruby Medley in the driving seat at the display of Morris vehicles at Templars Square

Mailbag: Thank you for the memories

All smiles: Gillian Fawcett’s picture from the Jackie Bebbington School of Dancing. Then Gillian Godfrey, she is pictured on the far right

‘Our tap shoes’ dust was so thick you could hardly see’

Royal role: Oxford Carnival queen Wendy Herdman with attendant Charmaine Grace, drum majorettes Yvonne Roberts and Carrie Doughty, and passenger Jimmy Dingle

Unusual passenger on carnival queen’s float

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Mailbag: I was the skipping boy in photograph, says reader

Mailbag: I was the skipping boy in photograph, says reader

The Morrells Sunday League championship-winning Falcons football team from the late 1980s

Mailbag: Football club held legendary tours and socials

Oxford Power Station in the early 20th century

Launch of power station was not without hitches

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Actor on crutches proves show must go on

Actor on crutches proves show must go on

Knees-up: Members of Grove WI who took part in the parade of floats at Grove Show in 1970. Pictured from left are Ann Allison, Marion Homer, Priscilla Harvey, Laurie Owen, Penny Broughton and Joan Bayes

Relocating HQ was cause of controversy for WI members

Welcome donation: Beryl Webb, treasurer of the City of Oxford Silver Band Supporters Club, hands a cheque for £5,700 to band chairman Frederick Trinder for new uniforms and instruments

Fundraisers struck the right note with cheque for band

Mailbag: Bid to find Gwyneth as seen in old article

Mailbag: Bid to find Gwyneth as seen in old article

Mailbag: Casuals enjoyed some success in the league

Mailbag: Casuals enjoyed some success in the league

Friendship: Donald Murray, left, and Allan Webb met while at Oxford Technical School

Lifelong friends stick together

Village stages ‘Oscar night’

Village stages ‘Oscar night’

Demonstration: The poor men of Headington who protested about their wives going to a London show. Reader Florence Price says it was a joke, not a serious protest

The kitchen sink drama that was really just a bit of a joke

Remembering hero of both world wars who died at sea

Remembering hero of both world wars who died at sea

Schools unite to bring entertainment to peers

Schools unite to bring entertainment to peers

Time for a stroll: This group of women took an unexpected opportunity, provided by the 1958 bus strike, to enjoy the morning air

Commuters got to work despite bus drivers’ strike

Mailbag: Boys on the cricket team

Mailbag: Boys on the cricket team

Reunion: Former Far East prisoners of war and their wives leave Oxford for the Festival Hall in London in the early 1950s. Can you name any of those pictured?

Mailbag: Help needed to identify these prisoners of war

Joy over profit

Joy over profit

Ladies win over phone judges

Ladies win over phone judges

The car factory in Cowley was decorated to mark the Queen’s Coronation in 1953

City celebrated Coronation with decorations and lights

Andrew Timms, seven, tries to skip – to the amusement of his female classmates at West Oxford Primary School

Youngsters showed that skipping not a dying art

Gathering: This picture was found in an envelope in our offices, though we have no details about the event. Was this a tea party for Florence Park Youth Club members at Iffley Institute?

Can anyone help identify the reason for a tea party?

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Writing home: Part of the letter that Able Seaman Joe Clarke sent to his wife Marie in 1944

Hopes of being reunified at the end of war are revealed

Shake a leg: The Women’s Institute members celebrate the movement’s 50th anniversary in 1965 at Iffley

Women kick off 50th anniversary celebrations

Schoolboy had many fun-filled hours on the railway

Schoolboy had many fun-filled hours on the railway

Mailbag: Group makes toast to retiree

Mailbag: Group makes toast to retiree

Military: Members of the Army Cadet Force at Littlemore, Oxford, in 1953.  Can readers supply any more names of those pictured here?

Mailbag: Picture sparks fond memories for time in cadets

Playscheme fun for youngsters

Playscheme fun for youngsters

Walter and Annie Allsworth celebrate the demolition of the Cutteslowe Walls in 1959

War hero became a pillar of community

Room for all: As this photograph from 1922 shows, there was plenty of room in High Street, Oxford, a century ago for buses, cars, cyclists and horse-drawn carts

When trouble with cyclists in city went from bad to verse...

Bar billiards world champions finally get prize

Bar billiards world champions finally get prize

Looking smart: Pupils at Salesian College in Cowley pictured in 1948 – can readers name any of them? The Catholic grammar school was in existence for only 30 years

Ties straight and sit upright for class of ‘48 photograph

On parade: Members of the Army Cadet Force at Littlemore in 1953. Can readers name any other cadets pictured here?

Memory Mailbag: Army Cadets in times gone by

Lively reunion: The Oxford party at the Far East Prisoners-of-War reunion at the Festival Hall in London in the 1980s. Pictured from left are Jack Hemmins, Fred Reeves, Frank Hemmins, Tommy Bowen, Wilfred (Bill) Long and Ivo Poulter

Memory Mailbag: Meeting of veterans who served in the Far East

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A splashing time was had at fete

A splashing time was had at fete

Fine weaving skills on show

Fine weaving skills on show

Familiar problems: Cyclists pictured in Cornmarket Street in about 1930. There were similar complaints about the risk to pedestrians

City cyclists were accused of going too fast a century ago

A fight to the finish in exciting Donkey Derby

A fight to the finish in exciting Donkey Derby

Wartime role: Port Meadow during its time as a Royal Flying Corps base

‘Protect remnant of wartime airfield before it is too late’

New era: Members of the British Legion celebrate the opening of their new headquarters and clubhouse in Hadow Road, Marston, in 1958

Legion members battled to raise the cash for new HQ

Cover: Bryan Brown’s book

Memory Mailbag: Of Course! It’s the answer to question about book cartoon

Hive of activity: Gloucester Green bus and coach station in 1962

Memory Mailbag: Busy bus station was well-used hub

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Squash teams courting favour

Squash teams courting favour

A crackling day at the pig roast

A crackling day at the pig roast

Re-enactment: Local people at Prince Albert’s statue recreate the scene of the unveiling of the memorial in 1865, which featured in The Illustrated London News

Park’s history is chronicled in book to mark anniversary

Line-up: One section of the 1949 picture of pupils at the Central School for Girls, including Thelma Palmer, fifth from the right in the middle row

Post-war schoolgirl’s mum used to make do and mend

Ladies’ reunion and 80th birthday celebration

Ladies’ reunion and 80th birthday celebration

Primitive conditions: Dancers from the Jackie Bebbington School pictured at the old wooden Rose Hill community centre in the 1950s. How many of the youngsters can readers name?

Dancers not too unhappy as old centre burned down

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