A TRAVELLER site was branded 'an absolute disgrace' by a county councillor in 1976 due to its poor conditions.

Litter and rubbish had been strewn across the Slade Park caravan site, Oxford, in February that year, while toilets were 'non-existent'.

Peter Audley-Miller told the county council's amenities and countryside committee: "It's nothing more than a squalid heap of rubble.

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"The caravans are spotless but the site itself is indescribably squalid.

"The toilets are non-existent, there are no windows in them, the electricity supplies have bare wires direct into the main supplies without switch boxes - an absolute menace."

He added: "I wouldn't condemn anybody to live in such squalor."