Nostalgia: Pictures from the past

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Brackley and District Round Table was busy preparing to bring the Middle East to the area for a weekend, it was reported in the Banbury Guardian on June 7, 1979.

Members had arranged for Mary Chipperfield’s famous Racing Camels to appear at Brackley Carnival, but as the paper went to print, they had not yet arrived so Tony Mason (pictured) had to practise on one of the prize-winning Friesian cows of E. G. Linnel and Son of Canons Ashby.

The cow, ‘Linlake Bubble 11th’, was herself due to appear at the carnival as the Round Table was running a competition for £100 worth of groceries with entrants having to guess how many pints of milk Bubble gave the year before.

The Round Table was also going to run a ‘Concourse’ and Rally of Historic and Classic Vehicles at the event.