Local Events in the Wychwoods

Here we list some key events and initiatives within or local to the Wychwoods which we hope will be of interest to members.

The Ascott Martyrs – 150th Anniversary

This year sees the 150th anniversary of the ‘Chipping Norton Incident’ that made ‘martyrs’ of 16 women from Ascott, sent to prison for supporting agricultural workers in the village who were striking for a living wage.

The Ascott Martyrs’s Trust’s first 150th Anniversary Newsletter is in circulation, and contains information about what is planned for the 150 Anniversary of the Ascott Martyrs.

A PDF copy of the newletter can be downloaded here.

The next issue, planned for early April, will go into a little more detail. The Trust is also regularly posting information about Martyr related topics on the Ascott Martyrs Facebook page [ here ] and website [ here ].

Milton under Wychwood Village Trail

Look out for the posters in the village

The Village Trail created by The Arts Society Cotswolds (TASC) has now been finalised and will be publicised around the village soon.

Following the success of the first village trail of Shipton under Wychwood, TASC is now about to launch this second trail in Milton.

Once again, the trail has language simple enough for children to follow, but is suitable for all ages. It is in two parts with optional amounts of walking required and does not have to be completed in one session.

The trail will be available the TASC website and in various locations around Milton there will be posters which have a QR code on them, so that the trail can be downloaded on to a smart phone or tablet and printed off as necessary.

Paper copies will also be available free of charge. Or download here using this link.

Victoria County History: New Presentation

The Oxfordshire team will give an illustrated talk on their work “Chipping Norton, Over Norton and the environs for Volume XXI”

Location: Upper Town Hall on Monday 17 April at 7pm

Tickets are available at £3.00 from

Jan Cliffe – jan@thecliffefamily.co.uk

Pauline Watkins – paulinewatkins58@icloud.com

and from Chipping Norton Museum 2-4pm Mon-Sat. from 1 April