In my column for September 6, I wrote about Arthur Hughes, an exiled Banburian. He had visited the town in 1939 in order to discover the extent to which it had changed since his early years at the turn of the 19th/20th century.
Last week in this column I traced the origins of the Banbury Historical Society: paramount amongst the various influences was a popular course of lectures delivered by Dr E R C Brinkworth entitled New light on Old Banbury.
In the autumn of 1957 the well-known and much respected local historian Dr ERC (Ted) Brinkworth gave a series of talks under the heading ‘New Light on Old Banbury’ run as a university extra-mural class.
A recent news item in the Banbury Guardian concerning the prospect of a hotel with associated spa on the site of the former aluminium works in the Southam Road has considerable significance within the overall history of Banbury.