Photographic Archive

A team of our members have been digitising all our archive of photographs. This is an ongoing project, with more photos still to be processed.

Here are the photos so far added. Please click on a subject or theme for more – or simply view photos in each album individually or as a slideshow.

High St. Milton under Wychwood. Poplar Farm on the left, blacksmiths on the right. Note the board behind the tap. Taken c. 1900
Pony and Trap in Milton under Wychwood with Rosina Basson
Poplar Farm Milton under Wychwood showing car and outbuildings
George Bradley's lorry registration number UD4346 shown alongside his brother's garage in Station Road Shipton
Averys general store Shipton estimated early 1930s., The man on the left is believed to be Percy Avery
High Street Shipton under Wychwood: looking north by The Green. Details include Cucknell's butcher's van on the left; the Banbury bus; 'Topsy' Coombes on the footpath. There's possibly an electrical supply pole behind the bus. There is no seat around the tree. Date: c.1930
Harry Mawles in his Wolsey
Milton under Wychwood and bridge on Church Road 1927, with waggon and horses
Man on cycle in Shipton, Date unknown. Looking towards Milton.House is Wychwood
Truck in front of United Woodworking c. 1928. The man is Ernie Clemson, till crater
Car is Bob Coombe's. Car was very old and the date of photograph is put at around 1946
Franklin family with donkey cart - Whitsun Monday. The two boys in front of the vehicle were Sydney and Alex, who were both killed in World War One. Date: 1901
Mr Costiff who was the postman who carried mail from Chipping Norton to Shipton under Wychwood. Date: 1890-1900
Milton Church Road c.1900. Identity of the individual is unknown, but an interesting vehicle.
Old tractor probably from the Hartley farm. Hartley's farm was Coldstone Farm with associated buildings on the L shaped bend coming out of Shipton near the Lamb. Another part of the farm was up at Five Ways where a very large house has recently been built.
Tractor at Coldstone Farm about 1942 . Tom Turner with evacuee Jesse Hunt
Court Farm Shipton in 1920s
R J Bradley's Garage Station Road Shipton probably 1946. The car is a post war Austin Seven belonging to Bob Coombes as reported to Alan Vickers. United Woodworking Co Tillyard on the left.
Oxford Bus opposite Baptist Chapel High Street Milton c.1920/30
Lucy Dangerfield
Robert 'Bob' Griffin with steam traction engine and plough
High Street Shipton 1920s. Notice water coming out of Cospatrick Memorial
Shipton High Street and Green late 1920s. Topsy Coombes (probably) on the right.Probably Cooknells butchers van on the left
Unidentified car possibly belonging to Willis the saddler, in Shipton
The postman Shipton 1900s. Off to sort at Chipping Norton
Hay cart around 1910 possibly at Coldstone Farm Shipton
View from the start of Simons Lane back towards A361 with Olivers store on the right and house on left Date probably late 1980s or early 1990s. Building on right is part of the old tillyard.
Tractor replaces horses Court Farm Shipton c1959
George Bradley's Bedford lorry used in his haulage business. UD 8447 shown in Station Road looking North. Note masked headlights as used for wartime service. Used for moving the possessions of bombed out Londoners
George Bradley's lorry UD8447 in Station Road Shipton
Girls with horsetrap Milton. Probably of Davey the Butcher's family. Girls are, left to right, Rachel, Mary, Rachel ?, Olive and Jessie. Twopenny the horse. Taken August 1943
Mr Day, General Carter in Milton in the 1930s
Horse and trap in front of Townsend stores, the precursor to Averys General Stores in Shipton. Believed to be Mr Townsend on the trap
Two men on motor bike and sidecar. Man on motor bike is relative of Marilyn Watkins (Ernie)
Dorothy Treweek of Shipton who, with her husband, used to deliver milk throughout the village. Photo probably taken late 1940s. Mrs Treweek died in 2018
Reg Bradley in naval uniform just after WW1 on his motorbike. He founded Bradley's Garage in Shipton next to the main Tillyard on the Chipping Norton Road and was a close friend of Harry Combes
Post Office and High Street, Milton under Wychwood. Probably 1940s
Milton under Wychwood Haymaking at Poplar Farm with Mr and Mrs Wells
Poplar Farm Milton under Wychwood
Frog Lane Milton under Wychwood - Burrus family 1930s - view from Ravenswood across Frog lane to the woods around Shipton Court Lanes
Green Lane Milton under Wychwood. The name on the cart is C A Wells. Mr Wells owned Poplar Farm in Milton
Milton under Wychwood - The Green - Coronation 1937
The Green at Shipton from Packer postcard posted in Shipton 1931 to Sonny Longshaw. Note on the back says Alan Leach standing on the Green
Ascott under Wychwood railway station and crossing with steam train (goods)
Ascott under Wychwood - tree lined road - man on bicycle

Members of the WLHS who carried out the scans of John Rawlins’ extensive archive of photographs were:

AM:   Alan Murphy
AWV:   Alan Vickers
CPC:   Peter Crofts
CRB:   Chris Bailey
CST:   Chris Trotman
ELW:   Edwin Wilson
IMD:   Ian Drainer
JVW :   Janet Wiltshire

Please note that the WLHS is a non profit making society, serving the local community. All photographs submitted to the society, unless otherwise directed, are preserved in the society’s archives and may be reproduced for non profit purposes such as magazine articles and papers.