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 2018 – January 2019


In front of me is an empty page. I have only around 200 words with which to sum up the contents of this issue of the Wychwood Magazine; how to start when we have such a plethora of interest? If variety really is the spice of life then we really have got what the bible calls, ‘life in all its fullness.’ I am completely in awe of our contributors who can contrive such variety. Each and every article will have its admirers; Martin Hallam gives us a whimsical view of events in his life as a parole officer, John Miskin reveals the truth behind the weather of 2018 and Richard Smith tells a warm-hearted tale of a police incident one Christmas in Blackbird Leys. You can read Jan Harvey’s account of a Christmas with a twist and, of course, at this time of year you can satisfy yourself with recipes for Christmas biscuits and mince pies, the latter with a distinct difference.
In summary, I would like to thank all the contributors who have made this year’s issues so enjoyable, not to mention our amazing editorial team with their back-up committee. Without these individuals, the Wychwood Magazine would not be the publication that it is. And to all our readers, I wish you a joyful Christmas.

Bob Forster, Editor

List of articles

Ship ahoy!
Wychwood primary school
Shipton cricket club
Milton PC news
Fifield news
Christmas cottage
Ascott pre-school
A letter from our new vicar
The wild garden
Music at Burford School
Chris Trotman in the hot seat
The Mothers’ Union
Wild Wychwoods
A Christmas message from Wychwood Baptist chapel
The spirit of Christmas
Iron Age Shipton
Great War poem
Christmas biscuits
A magistrate’s ramblings
Mince pies
Wychwood Circle
Wychwood Folk club
Speed watch
The summer of 2018
Book launch: the slow death of Michael Carrick


Oliver Field
Annie Savill

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