Quaker housing scheme story told in Queen’s Road book

Derrick Knight has wrtten a book about Queen's Road, Banbury. NNL-150601-134259009
Derrick Knight has wrtten a book about Queen's Road, Banbury. NNL-150601-134259009

The altruism of the Gillett banking family in creating several housing streets in Banbury is told in a revised edition of a book about Queen’s Road.

Author Derrick Knight has a long history of helping to forge community bonds and decided to write the book after moving to Banbury and helping to save the Open Air Pool. He describes Quaker Charles Gillett as an ‘early town planner before the idea became acceptable’. The book will be reviewed in a future edition of the Banbury Guardian and is available by emailing dknight29@btinternet.com.