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Sgt who died in First World War battle should never be forgotten

Bill Herbert wants to ensure his uncle, Sgt Walter Herbert, is never forgotten

WHEN Bill Herbert was a boy he was often told about the soldier who would have been his uncle if he had survived the First World War.

11:33am Friday 28 April 2017

Vintage bus tours on offer for Easter

Hop-on board for a vintage bus tour this Easter. The chaps from the bus museum in Long Hanborough are putting on various bus tours using their superb vintage buses. Driver and conductor Jonathan Radley is pictured.12/4/2017Picture by Ed Nix

Vintage buses dating back as far as the 1950’s are set to return to Oxford roads this Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

8:28am Friday 14 April 2017

MP to visit museum and meet volunteers who keep it running

AN MP will be given a tour of a museum and learn about the support it receives from a committee set up to help sustain its future.

10:16am Monday 3 April 2017

Story of Oxfordshire's 'lost' forest unveiled after cash boost

Wychwood Project volunteers clearing thistles in Long Hanborough Picture: Jon Lewis

A CONSERVATION group has received £8,000 to set up an exhibition on 900 years of history of the Wychwood Forest.

10:34am Monday 3 April 2017

First World War diary: Oxfordshire soldiers tried to push back the Germans in the Battle of Arras 100 years ago

Volunteer researcher Steve Berridge from the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock

EVERY month archivist Steve Berridge transcribes the war diary and regimental chronicle of the 2nd Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

12:02pm Wednesday 5 April 2017

Queen Victoria talk

11:20am Wednesday 5 April 2017

Military museum has a safe future says director as review takes place

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum director Ursula Corcoran with then Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture Richard Cave

THE Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum has a 'safe' future, according to its director, following the launch of a review of the county's museum service.

11:12am Wednesday 1 February 2017

Cuts prompt review of county museum service

Alexander Sturgis, Director of Ashmolean Museum by Tim Hughes.

THE director of the Ashmolean has been brought in to lead a major review of Oxfordshire Museum Service, amid warnings that it is in a 'challenging position' following large-scale cuts.

11:13am Monday 30 January 2017

Ashmolean Museum staff celebrate as money is raised to save hoard of Saxon coins for the nation

Fundraiser Sophie Carp with the Watlington Hoard at the Ashmolean Museum: Picture Richard Cave

Visitors to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum have raised the funds needed to save for the nation a hoard of Saxon coins discovered by a metal detectorist in a south Oxfordshire field.

9:10am Wednesday 1 February 2017

Did any Oxfordshire men take part in Nazaire raid?

Did any Oxfordshire men take part in Nazaire raid?

THE World War II St Nazaire Raid took place 75 years ago today.

9:20am Tuesday 28 March 2017
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