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LOOK BACK WITH LITTLE: Survey stirs thoughts of life before Castle Quay

In 1996 and 1997 the Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit was invited to appraise buildings in Bridge Street and Mill Lane prior to Banbury town centre redevelopment which resulted in Castle Quay shopping centre.


The 10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have probably never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

A large crowd gathered in front of the Town Hall to hear the Mayor read a proclamation

Look Back with Little: When Betjeman wrote in support of Town Hall

Anyone who was a regular reader of the Banbury Guardian in 1963 must surely have been intrigued by an article bearing the name of John Betjeman. This well-known poet was also an authority on Victorian buildings.


The creepiest things Amazon Alexa has ever said or done

Amazon have promised an update for its digital personal assistant Alexa, after widespread reports that the software has been letting out unprompted and so-called ‘creepy’ laughter.

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Reminiscence Project with Banbury Museum rebuilds links between people with dementia and their pasts

Last week residents of Bodicote’s Fairholme House finished a two year collaboration with Banbury Museum which took them on personalised journey down memory lane.


VIDEO: The Beck Mobile! You can own superstar David Beckham’s old car for £32,000

A one-off Range Rover Sport built for football legend David Beckham is set to sell for more than £30,000 at auction next month.

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New piece added to Banbury’s puzzle club

Since its inception in September of 2106 Banbury’s puzzle club, Piece Together, has gone from strength gaining national recognition and gaining members by the month.

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US collector unveils bid for £150m car museum on Enstone Airfield as his ‘legacy’

An American millionaire and car collector has chosen an airfield in the Banbury Guardian area to build his ‘legacy’.

The Round Tower built c1750 marks the spot where Charles I raised his standard at Edgehill

LOOK BACK WITH LITTLE: Do you recall when we stepped back to 1642?

The recent publication of Leanda de Lisle’s book White King is both an opportunity to reassess the reign of Charles I and a time to recall a Civil War battle.

The current committee: Julie Hillier, Angie Allen, Priscilla Lange, Mary Rushworth (vice president), Merrill Bayley (president), Janice Kinory (secretary), Linda Needle (treasurer), Catherine Crook and Pauline Brock

The Long Read: 100 years of the Steeple Aston WI

There will be a range of events during 2018 to mark 100 years since the final actions and then the end of the First World War.

Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

The news that hundreds of Poundland stores throughout the UK are selling refurbished second-hand video games for just £5 will be welcomed nostalgically by any gamer of a certain age.

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Look Back with Little: Cautionary tale from an expert visit of 1909

In 1909 members of the Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society visited Broughton Castle and Banbury during the course of their annual excursion.

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Look back with Little: Hall stories highlight community at its best

Back in the early 1940s a survey by the Agricultural Economics Unit of Oxford University revealed a serious lack of public meeting places in the parishes between Banbury and Chipping Norton.

The striking La Cit du Vin wine museum in Bordeaux.

Travel: Exploring French vineyards with Viking

I have just spent a week, sniffing, spitting, swirling, sipping and sampling some of the world’s greatest wines and all from the comfort of a luxury river cruise ship in France. So have you ever wondered what this apparently sophisticated ‘wine ritual’ is all about?

Should you feed your pet raw meat? The real risks of a ‘traditional’ dog diet

Should you feed your pet raw meat? The real risks of a ‘traditional’ dog diet

Just as many people are trying to eat less processed food to improve their health, some dog owners are turning away from conventional pet food.

B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

Weddings can be expensive affairs but high street retailer B&M has released a new selection of wedding accessories to make your big day that bit more affordable with prices starting at just one pound.

Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

Do you know your holiday rights?

A third of workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

We might be in the midst of winter and planning our escape to sunnier climates, but a recent report has revealed that a third (33 per cent) of British workers don’t actually understand their annual leave policy, according to latest research from online recruitment firm, Totaljobs.


The future of UK shopping? Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Amazon have welcomed the public into their first supermarket more than a year after opening the space to employees for testing purposes.

Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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