- Defiant Women
- Joan and Ben Townsend and Albert (Bim) Champness
- The Society’s Fieldwalk Programme. The Final Report Part 2 – The Pottery
- The Godfrey Case
- Book Review
- The Little Girl From Salisbury Place
- The St Michael’s Connection
Introduction to The Wychwoods Local History Society Journal No 23
Wychwoods Local History Society has always been lucky in having a number of members interested in recording oral history and this Journal has articles based on recordings by Janet Wallace and Trudy Yates of some of the older residents of the Wychwoods. They give a vivid picture of a way of life that has gone forever.
Janet interviewed Joan and Ben Townsend, born and bred in the area and Bim Champness who moved to Milton with his adoptive parents.
Trudy Yates records in her article the life of Dulcie Arundell, a wellrespected and well-known figure in Shipton throughout the later twentieth century, now living next to her daughter in Carterton. In the process she found another poignant story, the story of a girl who became a lifelong friend of Dulcie.
Myrtle Rice and her sister, Irene, lived in the St Michael’ s Church of England Home when it was in Milton Road, Shipton, since demolished for the building of Willis Court.
After many years of members participating in ‘fieldwalking’, Margaret Ware gives the last part of the final report on the findings of the Society’s fieldwalking activities with an evaluation of the pottery with tables and maps showing how much and where the finds were made.
The book review commends the volumes produced by Jack Howard-Drake of the Depositions in the Oxford Church Courts and he follows up a case about a seventeenth-century Burford attorney who had land in Milton but refused to pay his share of the tax on land for the repair of Shipton church when the parishioners of Milton were part of Shipton parish with no church in Milton.
In yet another different century, Wendy Pearse gives details and family relationships of the women of Ascott who, in 1873, became known as the ‘Ascott Martyrs’. Coming from a small village in the Wychwoods their case caused a great uproar reaching as far as the Government and Queen Victoria herself.
Joan Howard-Drake, Trudy Yates and Sue Jourdan
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