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A Geological Anniversary in Churchill

The Churchill Heritage Centre is celebrating a big anniversary this month. 200 years ago, Churchill-born geologist William Smith published the first geological map of England and Wales. This feat, a result of extensive travels on his own and with his … Continue reading

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Chippy’s Favourite Places

We asked you recently what your favourite historic places in Chippy were. We have the results, and with 25% of the votes, it turns out that our favourite place in Chippy is – perhaps unsurprisingly – Bliss Mill. The most … Continue reading

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Museum to hold Volunteers’ Evening

Following our story about Chipping Norton Museum’s appeal for new volunteer help, curator Pauline Watkins has been in touch to say that the museum will be holding a Volunteers’ Evening on 10 April. So if you fancy giving your local … Continue reading

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Your Museum Needs You!

Chipping Norton Museum of Local History is a real asset to our town – an Aladdin’s cave of artefacts and documents that chart the history of Chippy, situated in the centre of town at 4 High Street. But, like any … Continue reading

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S.O.S: Saving Our Station

The Town Council is to look at ways in which Chipping Norton Police Station could be saved for community use. The police station is due to close in 2015, and there has been speculation that its Victorian building, on the … Continue reading

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Learn about farming history this Easter

The Churchill and Sarsden Heritage Centre, a great local museum, reopens this Easter with a new focus on local farming history. The centre, in the village of Churchill’s old church (not the “new” one at the top of the hill!), … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Parade

Today, the town stopped to remember those who have died or suffered during war. The annual parade through town and down to St Mary’s took place this morning, followed by the traditional church service and second parade back through town … Continue reading

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