August – September 2018


Latest issue: August – September 2018


I was very gratified to receive several very favourable comments about our last issue, the only problem being that we now have a good standard to live up to!
This issue has as much, if not more variety, than ever, thanks in part to some new writers who have contributed articles. Freddie Rix is one of our youngest writers and he gives us his impressions of the first year at secondary school. Somewhat at the other end of the age spectrum, I think you will enjoy a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek article by John Trevers about half a dozen would-be sheep farmers.
There is also a strong musical theme running through this issue. Bernard West looks back at 16 years as choirmaster and organist at St. Mary’s Church, Martin Gibbs shares the delights of the Wychwood singers and our new series, ‘Once in a blue moon’ kicks off with the totally unexpected experience of a very amateur musician.
If you enjoy this magazine, why not tell others about it? Or, when you’ve finished with it, pass it on to one of your neighbours, giving them the opportunity to enjoy this celebration of Wychwood life and to consider taking out a subscription.
Anyway, I hope I have whetted your appetites, so now read on.

Bob Forster, Editor

List of articles

Freddie Rix looks back at his first year at Burford School
Wychwood Primary School
On your doorstep: Oxfordshire Museum
On your doorstep: Cropredy
The Windrush scandal: Johnny Graham looks back
Local History Society
Cotswold Wardens
Writing for the Wychwood Magazine
The Wild Wychwoods
Martin Hallam introduces some well-known sayings with naval origins
New housing developments in the Wychwoods
A lifetime in building: Arthur Hunt
Introducing the new library manager
Ascott’s central tree: Hamish Harvey
Milton WI centenary celebrations
Photos from Milton fete
Rachel Duckworth looks back on her time in The Gambia
Travails of a pig farmer
Once in a blue moon
Local Heroes
A warm welcome
Wychwood Singers – our community choir
Bernard West: kitten of the keys
Wychwood woolly wonders: John Trevers
Wychwood quiz (iii)
Girlpower comes to the allotments
Fields of plastic tubes, part ii
Witney Blanket Hall
Amazon for the Wild Garden

October – November 2018