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Memory Lane

The 7023 Penrice Castle stops at Oxford station with an express to Paddington in 1963

Mailbag: An old classic that could do with a good wash

Caesar Doyle, centre, in a barrel race outside the Bay Tree pub at Grove in 1978

‘The kindness of Wantage and Grove folk helped my family start a new life’

New Marston Scouts prepare to leave on their holiday to Luxembourg in 1976

Scouts’ holiday saved after travel agent’s shock closure

Floral club members celebrate 21st anniversary with guests

Floral club members celebrate 21st anniversary with guests

Caesar Doyle, centre, in a barrel race outside the Bay Tree pub at Grove in 1978

‘The kindness of Wantage and Grove folk helped my family start a new life’

Lord Nuffield

When hay-making was an excuse to bunk off Lord Nuffield's school

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Scouts’ holiday saved after travel agent’s shock closure

A final wave from teacher Thelma Telling as children leave Cowley St James School for the last time in 1975, when it closed

When hay-making was an excuse to bunk off at Lord Nuffield’s school

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The changing face of Witney

The Cowley St John football team which progressed to the final of the Oxford Schools' FA Senior Shield in 1955. Can anyone recall if they won the trophy?

Mailbag: Players ‘won everything’

Memory lane 01.02.2016..Front - one picture.Picture caption.Pupils from Cowley St James School pictured at Oxford station in 1970 after returning from their Mediterranean cruise.. (53750262)

Cruise on Med gave pupils a change from the Three Rs

Ruby Murray and Bernie Burgess appearing on ITV's Comedy Bandbox in 1963

From Oxford to my life on stage and marriage to the famous Ruby Murray

Erick Gill

The changing face of Ardington

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Cupid kid wins the day

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Memorial trophy winners

James Lucey

Councils taken to task on road

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Pupils carry out the spadework for new pond

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Pupils won exhibition prizes

Ruby Murray and Bernie Burgess appearing on ITV’s Comedy Bandbox in 1963

From Oxford to my life on stage and marriage to the famous Ruby Murray

Land workers gather in Broad Street at the gates of Trinity College, where 2,000 of them received awards

Princess honours women of the Land Army in war effort

Pupils from Cowley St James School pictured at Oxford station in 1970 after returning from their Mediterranean cruise

Cruise on Med gave pupils a change from the Three Rs

Land workers gather in Broad Street at the gates of Trinity College, where 2,000 of them received awards

Princess honours women of the Land Army in war effort

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Detectives team up for footy

Blackwell’s football team in the 1960s. Can any readers add any more names?

Mailbag: Putting names to faces of Blackwell’s football team

Mr Pastry with the Vera Legge Moonbeam Babes in the 1960 pantomime, Dick Whittington, at the New Theatre, Oxford

Mailbag: An era of cleaner comedy

The Duke arrives at Merton Fields after piloting the helicopter from Buckingham Palace

Day the Duke dropped in to cause a stir in the courtroom

Steam locomotives await their next turn of duty at Oxford depot in 1964

Well-connected city was a rail paradise for steam enthusiasts

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Oxford United fans were in happy mood as they prepared to leave Oxford railway station for their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Leicester in 1971

FA Cup away day for 6,000 U’s fans

The Cowley St John football team that progressed to the final of the Oxford Schools’ FA Senior Shield in 1955. Can anyone recall if they won the trophy?

Mailbag: Winning school team appeared in ‘Green ‘Un’

League of hairy ‘73 gentlemen

League of hairy ‘73 gentlemen

Bristol Fighter aircraft at Port Meadow aerodrome in Oxford. During the First World War, 17 airmen died in crashes, including Second Lieutenant Edwin Westmoreland,

First World War pilots died in mid-air training collision

Making music for proud parents at open day

Making music for proud parents at open day

A typical scene of classroom punishment, Victorian style. George Stace was found not guilty after thrashing Oswald Baker, 11

Schoolmaster acquitted after thrashing mischievous pupil

Passengers cram into the 5.37pm Oxford-Kingham train for their homeward journey. It had only one coach and was nicknamed the ‘Sardine Special’

Commuters packed in like sardines on train ride home

Scouts and Red Cross members set off with their trek-cart on their 20-mile journey to Heythrop Park in 1979

Mailbag: Lack of traffic made long trek to camp possible

Michael Tanner pictured in action for Oxford University in 1967

Ex-teacher rubbed shoulders with Oxford’s rugby legends

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Sergeant John Woodcock, wife Sheila and daughter Naomi were watching Trooping of the Colour when the youth fired the blank shots

Police officer grappled with gunman who fired at Queen

Sweet treats for youngsters in children’s ward

Sweet treats for youngsters in children’s ward

Wartime bike messengers were placed in harm’s way

Wartime bike messengers were placed in harm’s way

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Jolly Holly jog

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Help identify mystery lady

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Puss in boots at cat club

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Workers’ children continue to party after festive period

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Competitors hit the ground running at festival

Lord Mayor, Alderman Kathleen Lower, at the controls of 6998 Burton Agnes Hall as it emerged from Oxford locomotive depot in January 1966

Full steam into history as train 6998 leaves Oxford depot

Shoppers mingle with the traffic in Queen Street, Oxford, during the January sales in 1967

Pedestrians and vehicles jostle for space on street

A three wheeler: Ted Court is thought to be holding the tankard in this picture. Can anyone give more details?

Mailbag: Time, characters and location needed to ‘complete picture’

Ted Jacobs, kneeling in the centre, was a member of The Old Corinthians’ football team that played in the Oxfordshire Thursday League

Football star’s care for family spared him death in air crash

Children proudly show off their needlework

Children proudly show off their needlework

Festive bargains: Women’s Institute members in Radley prepare to open the doors for their annual Christmas bazaar in 1963. The branch is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year

WI book records 90 years of good deeds for village

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