Know your Wychwoods

Here are 20 questions about our villages; how many can you answer correctly?

1. In which year did Shipton Cricket Club win the National Village Championship?
2. Bradleys is a small housing development on the A361; how did it get its name?
3. After which two saints is the parish church in Milton named?
4. The Wychwood surgery is now in Meadow Lane but where was it before?
5. What was the former name of the Wychwood Inn?
6. At the far end of Green Lane there is a large modern sculpture in a front garden; what does it represent?
7. Who was the last vicar in Shipton and Milton?
8. In which year did Ivy’s flower shop open?
9. What was the name of the pub that preceded the Milton Hare?
10. Who was Reginald Tiddy?
11. What were the traditional colours of the strip of Wychwood boys’ football team?
12. The BBOWT reserve makes up part of Bruern Wood but what do the letters stand for?
13. As well as the Baptist Chapel in Milton, there used to be chapels in both Ascott and Shipton but where were they?
14. Wychwood Primary School is between Shipton and Milton, but where are the two villages’ former primary school buildings?
15. Prew’s Garage started life in 1965; who founded it?
16. On which three days of the week doesn’t the Wychwood library open?
17. Where is the Wychwood’s solar farm situated?
18. Which product is often sold in the station yard at Ascott?
19. What time does the evening theatre train leave Shipton Station for Oxford?
20. Where did Ascott’s Tom Gidman make his name as a comedian?

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1. 2002 2. The site was originally Bob Bradley’s garage. 3. Saint Simon and Saint Jude. 4. In Milton High Street, number 64 5. The Red Horse 6. Mother and child 7. Rev. Wendy Callan 8. 2005 9. The Quart Pot 10. 1st World War hero after whom the Tiddy Hall in Ascott is named. 11. Claret and blue. 12. Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust.
13. Shipton’s chapel was in Chapel Lane, beyond The Lamb and Ascott’s was in a
courtyard beside The Swan. 14. Both Milton and Shipton primary schools were beside the respective parish churches. 15. Jack Prew 16. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. 17. In the fields opposite Prew’s garage. 18. Compost 19. 17.57 20. Edinburgh Fringe Festival.