Tales of Banbury town’s Christmas past

Today hardly a week passes without some reference to the demise of the High Street. Writing to the Banbury Guardian in 1998 C F Herbert took readers back to the 1920s in order to observe what he regarded as the true spirit of Christmas.

RVS attendees with the author Jane Rogers during a creative writing session NNL-171214-111111001

RVS gets creative as fiction writer visits

An acclaimed author visited Banbury to share her wisdom with budding writers at the Royal Voluntary Service Cornhill Centre.

From the left, Ian Bramble (Roger Coy Partnership), Cllr Liz Griffin (Daventry District Council), Cllr Colin Poole (Daventry District Council). Back, from the left, Luke Abbott (Roger Coy Partnership), Cllr Chris Millar (Daventry District Council), Gary Underhill (Daventry District Council) outside the Victorian railway tunnel at Catesby. NNL-170712-141450001

Full steam ahead for conversion of Victorian Catesby rail tunnel

Work is underway on a world-class aerodynamic testing facility in a disused Victorian railway tunnel.

The exhibition is on until January 5 NNL-171123-131643001

Uneasy calm of Iceland showcased at Banbury Museum

You might think that with the winter period just around the corner and the cold air blowing in, that the place couldn’t get any cooler.

Artists exhibiting their work at the Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit school in Middleton Cheney for the opening of a new exhibition. Pictured L-R, Robin Walden, Arabella Kiszely, Marina Meredith-Owen, Beatrice Hoffman, James Kerr, Caroline Chappell NNL-171211-172025009

Just days left for Middleton Cheney art exhibition

Six artists’ work will be on show at Chenderit School’s Heseltine Gallery until the end of the week as the New Perspectives exhibition winds down.

Waddesdon Imaginarium by Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Picture credit Mike Fear, copyright National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Lighting up historical Waddesdon Manor for a magical Christmas holiday season

Magical lights and animals are the theme for Christmas at Waddesdon this year, with thousands of fairy lights on the trees in the house and a huge fluorescent dragon in the grounds.

Glyn Smith of Banbury's Comic Connections NNL-170116-132030001

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

(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.

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).

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).

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.

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.

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