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: December 2020 – January 2021


What it is to be spoiled for choice! Our writers have been on overtime for this issue of The Wychwood. Now that schools are back in action and, temporarily at least, the library, articles have come in from there which have been absent during the pandemic restrictions.

As I have mentioned before, variety in The Wychwood really is the spice of life. With Christmas around the corner, I enjoyed receiving articles about favourite Christmas music, with thanks to Ascott’s Bob Chilcott and, as if that was not enough from Ascott, Fred Russell also writes warmly about his long Christmas memories. For something completely different, John Trevers looks at local maps which have, over the years, included our villages in their various guises. And there is our annual quiz for all regular readers of the magazine; your target is to get all twenty right, but I confess that I failed!

I hope you enjoy your seasonal reading.

Bob Forster, Editor

List of articles

The first time
Wychwood library
Stephen Cornford, our new chairman
Favourite Christmas music
Carol singing tale
Martial arts
Milton Council news
Shipton Council news
Fifield news
Local foodbank
Every parent’s worst nightmare
Fifield stitchers
New arrivals at Burford School
Wychwood School
Milton sculptures
The joy of caring
The smell of Christmas
Ascott pre-school
Mapping the Wychwoods
Shipton church
Christmas services
Wychwood Players
From Canada with love
With regret
Wychwood weather: September and October 2020
The Wychwood Magazine 2020 quiz
The Wild Garden: ducks and dinosaurs
Wychwood Local History Society: the first 40 years
Thank you, Martin

Dougie Coombes

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