Category Archives: History Group

Big Lunch Update

Members of village groups attended a meeting on Monday 26th November at the Athletics Club to plan for the village Big Lunch which is lined up for Sunday 30th June next year on Bodkin’s Field. The Wittenham Big Lunch will … Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. Last time, this feature showed some aerial photographs of the village taken in 1959.  Sharp eyed residents will have spotted that this was before the … Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. This time, some fascinating aerial photographs of the village taken in 1959.  Click on the thumbnails to view or download high resolution versions.

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. This time, then and now photographs of No. 17 High Street:  the first taken in the early 1900s when it had become the village police … Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. This time, two photographs of No. 15 High Street:  the first taken in 2016 and the second taken sometime before 1900 when it was the … Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. This time, two photographs of Carmela Cottage, next to the primary school.  The first taken recently and the other taken when it was the village … Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. This time, a cutting from The Didcot Advertiser dated 3rd November 1964  about the building of the primary school extension.

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. This time, a postcard of Long Wittenham taken from the air in the late 1920s.  Download a higher resolution image here.

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History Group ‘Finds Washing’ Days

Following the very successful archaeological dig at the Sylva Wood Centre in September last year, the Long Wittenham History Group will be hosting two ‘finds washing’ sessions in the Village Hall on Sunday 6th May and Monday 7th May between … Continue reading

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Long Wittenham Past

Another in our occasional series showing images and items of interest from Long Wittenham’s past. This time,  two photographs of The Cross, the first taken circa 1900 and the second taken sometime during the First World War:

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