Welcome to The Wychwood On-Line

This is the site for The Wychwood Magazine, serving the communities of
The Wychwoods in the Cotswolds for 35 years!
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.

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Latest issue: August – September 2017

Editorial

This issue the magazine highlights the role played by volunteers in our communities. The magazine itself can only run thanks to the input of many individuals, not least among them being our writers, many of whom submit copy for issue after issue –THANK YOU. Looking back to earlier in the summer, the Milton Fete was an excellent example of what a committed band of volunteers can achieve; namely a vibrant, well attended and memorable afternoon in the sun among many friends and neighbours.
But on the other side of the coin, it is sad to notice that there is no fete in Shipton this year while the local history society has been put on notice that unless volunteers can be found for the committee – yes, somebody’s got to do it! – the society will fold in the autumn. There again, St. Mary’s Church is pulling out all the stops for their open day and the Wild Garden benefits enormously from its band of volunteers.
Our villages are full of able-bodied and able-minded people, many of them having taken early retirement, so there should be no shortage of volunteers to fill the gaps; over to you.

Bob Forster, Editor

List of articles

Women’s Institute. What’s it all about?
Carlo and Giovanni. Cooking for charity.
Bales on the A361.
Clapped out but not forgotten.
A needlework challenge.
Fifield news.
Writing competition.
Wychwood library.
Zen and the art of being an allotmenteer.
Milton news.
Shipton council news.
Shipton-under-Wychwood Cricket Club. Halfway though.
Burford Festival 2017.
RAF Brize Norton. 80 years of history.
Fun of the Fete.  Photos from Milton fete.
Going to the dogs.
Count the cost of the cat.
Son of a carrot cruncher.
The (farming) world divides.
Wychwood School – pupils DO get out more.
Burford School – he home of good reading.
U3A – University of the Third Age.
Wheel, wheel, wheel.
Second-hand bookshops can shock.
Obituary. Neil Ford.
Keeping the gates open. The Wild Garden.
A true tale.

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