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Rick and Morty at Banbury’s Comic Connections this Saturday

Banbury’s one and only comic book store, Comic Connections will celebrate its birthday this Saturday with a very special guest.

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Dr Nell Darby with her third book; Life on the Victorian Stage NNL-171026-172654001

Chipping Norton author’s third book scratches the dark underbelly of the Victorian stage

A Banbury born, Chipping Norton author’s latest tome delves into the seedy world of the Victorian stage and the gossip that followed them.

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When do you put your Christmas decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas tree and decorations up?

For many Christmas loving Brits it’s time to start considering when the Christmas decorations will go up, but when is the correct time to start the festivities?

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Banbury Camera Club exhibit Morning Light by Guy Turner NNL-171026-154100001

Banbury Camera Club exhibition is a real eye opener

Banbury Camera Club’s 14th annual photographic exhibition at the Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney is now on display.

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Jonn Mann holding coins and medals on display at the Battle of Edgehill exhibition at St Peter's Church in Radway. NNL-171022-110737009

Battle of Edgehill exhibition’s hidden treasures

To celebrate two years since the Battle of Edgehill Exhibition opened in St Peter’s Church, Radway, a special event was held last weekend.

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Alderman Frank Partridge and librarian Tom Muskett at the opening of the Warwick Road Branch Library NNL-171019-131719001

Look Back With Little: From earliest days our libraries offer so much

The month of October has been notable for including National Libraries Week. Today’s article celebrates this fact but also provides an opportunity to explain the diversity of functions performed by our libraries in Banbury.

Nostalgia
Former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond performing at Flashback Festival 2012 YPN-171209-101726064

Five of the best things to do in Banburyshire this week

There is a lot on offer for music fans this week in and around Banbury as well as plenty of other events.

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William Webb Ellis by Graham Ibbeson NNL-170210-120232001

Aynhoe chosen for auction of famous sculpture

A new auction house has chosen Aynhoe Park to host its first event, showcasing over 100 bespoke and visually striking sculptures.

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(Clockwise L-R) An operating theatre in Lego, Banbury Museum exhibitions manager Dale Johnston with the Lego airport, museum director Simon Townsend with Hawkins Group managing director Mike Hawkins and his children at the Lego exhibition launch (Photo: Stu Allsopp) and Old London Bridge. Other photos by Jake McNulty NNL-170929-122722001

Wonders of the world in Lego at Banbury Museum

An exhibition showcasing the wonders of the world in Lego is proving to be one of Banbury Museum’s most popular displays ever.

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Banbury Railway Station NNL-150302-163054009

Banbury railway history book launch at museum

Banbury Historical Society’s latest fascinating volume in a series of books about the town’s railway heritage is being launched tomorrow (Saturday, September 30).

Transport
A late 16th century gold pendant applique, found by a metal detectorist in 2003. Photo: Oxfordshire County Council NNL-170926-094729001

Museum exhibition celebrating 20 years of treasure found in Oxfordshire

A new exhibition celebrating historical discoveries by local people opened at The Oxfordshire Museum on Saturday (September 23).

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Bertie by Georgina Maynard

Just two days left to bid in Shipston Home Nursing auction

Bidders have until Friday evening to bid on a unique and personal piece of artwork in aid of the home nursing charity.

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English teacher Richard Long  with copies of Jack Turner and the Black Knight, written by himself and Chipping Norton School pupils

Novel written by Chipping Norton School boys published on Amazon

A group of boys from Chipping Norton School have become published authors with their novel on Amazon.

Education
Bobbie Seagroatt with her wedding dress portraits NNL-170814-122016001

Cropredy artist offers portraits with a difference

A Cropredy artist and dress maker is combining her creative skills to offer brides a unique memento of their special day.

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Burmington Grange, Cherington, Shipston on Stour will be open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme NNL-170409-152334001

Burmington Grange opens its gates

Beautiful Burmington Grange in Cherington near Shipston-on-Stour, will open its gates to the public this weekend, September 9 and 10, as part of the National Garden Scheme.

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David Beaumont, Julian Humphrys, Brian Douthwaite (back) and Puffin Pocock and Rachel Mander NNL-170822-143539001

Radway’s Civil War exhibit gets national recognition

The tireless work of four volunteers with help from their community has been recognised by a national organisation.

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Ian Harris, in 20s dress with his locally made Levis motorcycle, dating from 1921, Lorna Abbott, Julia Whitby and Jo Langton

Step back in time with Hornton history over Bank Holiday weekend

Historians in Hornton will stage an ambitious Bank Holiday weekend event to focus on four centuries of crafts, trades and working habits.

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The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

Emma Elsworthy

Offbeat
Matthew Armitage displays his blacksmithing skills in the on-site forge

Become a part of Tooley’s rich history

Tooley’s historic boatyard, situated behind Banbury’s Castle Quay Shopping Centre, is looking for a team of volunteers for a variety of new positions.

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