Welcome to The Wychwood On-Line

This is the site for The Wychwood Magazine, serving the communities of
The Wychwoods in the Cotswolds since 1980!
The magazine is published every two months, by the community for the community and our friends, with 68 pages, packed with features, articles, news and short stories
about life in the Wychwoods.

Latest issue: February – March 2021


This was not how it should have been. Everyone expected a happy, if slightly restricted Christmas and a New Year that would enable us to put 2020 and all its horrors behind us. 2021 would usher in a fresh start. Instead, 2021 has begun with a season of gloom and doom, a season underpinned with apprehension at the very least. And while The Wychwood cannot dispel this mood, it can help its readers to look beyond the present and see instead that life does go on, that it does have its brighter side.
Where is the evidence? For a start, Lara Jacques reminds us of the simple pleasure of looking through our photographs and seeing the people behind our memories. Martin Hamer tells an engaging tale of his true life escapades one snowy night in the hills. Mary Blackburn radiates the joy of her 100th birthday and for an instant mood-raiser, readers can look at the article from Wychwood School where four nameless members of staff reflect on their days in school throughout this challenging period.
So The Wychwood Magazine does not avoid the reality of these difficult periods but it should help to give us all a sense of reality, a time to acknowledge that in many, many ways, we have so much for which to be grateful.

Bob Forster, Editor

List of articles

A safe pair of hands
A Shipton memory
Wychwood School looks back to 2020
Top 10 takeaways from Burford School in 2020
Mary Blackburn: 100 not out
2020: The editor reflects
Wychwood library in 2020
Introducing our new secretary, Diane Shingleton
The photograph
What’s holding you back?
Wychwood Players: a new venture
Random memories of a Fifield childhood
Thanks to Julie Hemming
With regret
Girlguiding in the Wychwoods
Woggle support needed!
Out with the camera at the turn of the year
The colonial dilemma
A winter’s (true) tale
Recognition from behind
Did you know that…?
Not getting out enough
The Wychwood interview: Geoffrey Clement
The WI excels
Pandemic page turners
The first time I ….
Keeping the garden open
Progress at Shipton church
Shipton parish council news
Village advent
A new variety of jam
The Fifield ship
How does my garden grow?
The winter rooks
The convert: a true tale
War action in the Wychwoods
Alternative definitions

Rosemary Jones

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