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While Peter Harris Banbury and Farshad Shaddel Oxford contested the Senior events, no fewer than eight young players from Oxford and three from Banbury were also in action. Two boys from Banbury were the top performers in the morning age-groups: Another reluctant trophy winner was Kiarash Shaddel, who missed out in his junior group on countback after a triple tie: We had three newcomers taking part in Beginners: Sam Shankar 11 had several very close matches without winning any of them, while both Ethan Zhang 8 with three group wins and Yingke Xu 11 with two wins progressed to the main draw, only to be eliminated in the quarter-finals. Sam Shankar 11 , Yingke Xu 11 and Ethan Zhang 8 made their debut in Beginners and were delighted to find that they were not out of their depth. Remarkably, as the arena began to close down late in the afternoon, we had four Oxford juniors in at the death. Kiarash Shaddel had a great run to the semi-finals in the top flight, Grade A, losing the decider from up at the change of ends.

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History[ edit ] Wallingford grew up around an important crossing point of the River Thames. The place has been fortified since at least Anglo-Saxon times , when it was an important fortified borough of Wessex with the right to mint Royal coinage. It was enclosed with substantial earthworks by King Alfred the Great in the 9th century as part of a network of fortified towns known as burhs or “burghs” to protect Wessex against the Vikings.

These defences can still be clearly discerned as a group of four roughly square areas around the centre of the town and are probably the best preserved such fortifications in England. Wallingford became the chief town of Berkshire and the seat of the county’s Ealdorman. During the Norman conquest in , the Anglo-Saxon lord Wigod allowed William the Conqueror ‘s invading armies to cross the Thames unopposed from west to east in order that his army might march on Berkhamsted , where he received the English surrender before marching on London.

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The Oxfordshire Way from Kingham A station-to-station walk from the Gloucestershire border This is a one-way walk with a difference: This ensures that you won’t be stuck waiting for a train at the end of the walk! You can start the walk at one of three stations: Kingham 11 miles , Shipton 7 miles to Charlbury , or Ascott-under-Wychwood 5. Shipton and Ascott have a very limited, weekday-only service, so you might find it easiest to start at Kingham.

Download printable PDFs with route instructions: Follow Church Lane to the end, and walk down to the bottom of the hill to the railway station. Catch a train from Platform 1 the opposite side to Kingham. At Kingham station, head out onto the main road and turn right. Take care – this is a busy road. You will cross briefly into Gloucestershire here. When the road bends right to Bledington, turn left in the direction of Foscot. Turn left about 20m beyond the bridge and go through two wooden gates.

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These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage shows the site of the collapse at Didcot One person has died and three people are missing following the collapse of a building at Didcot A Power Station. A major incident was declared at the site in south Oxfordshire after initial reports of an explosion at Thames Valley Fire Control Service confirmed the fatality and also reported four people were injured in a “very severe incident”.

The decommissioned Didcot A plant closed in and demolition work has been taking place. Image copyright Nigel Brady Image caption Former power station employee Nigel Brady took these images before and after the collapse An Npower spokeswoman said:

Playing in the 10 and under Girls Singles Grade 4 compass draw, Reid beat Emma Applebee in the quarters, Grace Williams in the semis and after losing the first set she won the tie-break against Martyna Clubiuck (3), , on tie break against to win the event and collect the winners medal.

Early history[ edit ] Wallingford grew up around an important crossing point of the River Thames. There is evidence of Roman activity in the area who have left traces of occupation—burials, roads, coins and pottery—but it was left to the Anglo-Saxons to build the first town. Dark Ages — [ edit ] Wallingford has been fortified since at least Anglo-Saxon times , when it was an important fortified borough of Wessex with the right to mint Royal coinage.

It was enclosed with substantial earthworks by King Alfred the Great in the ninth century as part of a network of fortified towns known as burhs or “burghs” to protect Wessex against the Vikings. These defences can still be clearly discerned as a group of four roughly square areas around the centre of the town and are probably the best preserved such fortifications in England. Wallingford became the chief town of Berkshire and the seat of the county’s Ealdorman. Medieval — [ edit ] Norman conquest [ edit ] During the Norman conquest in , the Anglo-Saxon lord Wigod allowed William the Conqueror ‘s invading armies into Wallingford to rest and to cross the Thames unopposed.

It is in Wallingford that Stigand the Archbishopric of Canterbury surrendered and submitted to William thereby all but ending opposition to William’s ascent to the throne. From Wallingford, William with Stigand and his armies rode east to Berkhamsted where he received the final surrender from Edgar and the rest of the English leadership before marching on London for his coronation on Christmas Day.

At that time, the river at Wallingford was the lowest point at which the river could be forded.

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Oxfordshire Fun facts about Oxfordshire: It is an English Baroque masterpiece, with a collection including tapestries, paintings, sculptures and fine furniture displayed in magnificent gilded state rooms. Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1PP Click here for more information on Blenheim Palace and events at the Palace Cogges Farm Cogges is a unique, working museum depicting Oxfordshire rural life in Victorian times set in an historic manor house and Cotswold stone farm buildings.

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Overview Oxfordshire and Berkshire based energetic and fun, party and function 4 piece Wide repertoire of hits from legends such as Elvis, Queen, Pulp and Rolling Stones, but also perform hits from The Proclaimers, Pulp, and The Beach Boys Come with PA and lighting equipment as standard and can include background music before, during breaks and after performances. Location The band are based around Oxfordshire and Berkshire and play frequently around Abingdon, Oxford and the Reading area, They are happy to travel for events.

Standard Set Times 2 x 45 minute sets 2x 60 minute sets A minimum of 15 minutes break between sets About this Act Oxfordshire and Berkshire based 4 piece, Watt4, are the perfect party and function band for all events. Formed in the band have built up experience within Weddings, Corporate Functions, Private Parties and Charity Fundraisers and can guarantee to cater to all ages and tastes. Wholly professional, energetic and promise a night of fun and dancing.

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Their size and shape range greatly due to the nature of the building — Room 40 offers generous space and a wide bathroom. All rooms have high, comfortable beds and views of the grounds. A two-minutes walk from the hall is another accommodation block, The Lodge, built in the s, which are a part of the Eynsham Hall offerings. The rooms here are more functional, being similar in size and style to a Premier Inn.

The Evenlode. The Evenlode at Eynsham is an iconic landmark pub dating from the s and is located on the A40 between the city of Oxford and the market town of Witney close to the Cotwolds.

History[ edit ] The Watlington area is likely to have been settled at an early date, encouraged by the proximity of the Icknield Way. The toponym means “settlement of Waecel’s people ” and indicates occupation from around the 6th century. In the town’s market was listed as being held on a Saturday. The number of licensed premises increased until late in the 19th century when George Wilkinson, a Methodist bought six of them and closed them down.

Today Watlington has three public houses: Its upper room was endowed by Stonor as a grammar school for boys, and in Dame Alice Tipping of Ewelme gave a further endowment to increase the number of pupils. In the town Vestry established a National School , which shared the same rooms in the Town Hall. In a National School for girls was built next to St Leonard’s church.

In the boys’ and girls’ schools were absorbed into a new Board school , which like its predecessors was affiliated to the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. In the school was divided into separate junior and senior schools. In a new secondary school — the Icknield School — opened for senior pupils and the primary school took over the old premises. He had this unusual folly cut into the chalk escarpment of Watlington Hill in In the Great Western Railway took over control of the line.

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Traditional Afternoon Teas The Evenlode The Evenlode at Eynsham is an iconic landmark pub dating from the s and is located on the A40 between the city of Oxford and the market town of Witney close to the Cotwolds. The Evenlode has been refurbished and remodelled to the highest standards and will be offering great, freshly-cooked food all-day everyday from 7. A good selection of real ales and fine wines will be available, together with a wide range of other bar products.

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It has a population of around , and covers approximately , hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Situated between the River Thames, the Chilterns and the Cotswolds, the county of Oxfordshire grew in prominence during and after the Anglo Saxon period. The county town of Oxfordshire is Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, home to the world famous Oxford University, which is considered to be the earliest university in the English-speaking world.

Visitors to the college buildings can appreciate their impressive medieval architecture and finely furnished interiors. The cities history and architecture attract millions of tourists each year, many of whom visit shops in the 18th century Covered Market. Performing arts venues in Oxfordshire include New Theatre Oxford, The Chipping Norton Theatre, Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford and the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, which also runs exhibitions in its gallery of arts and crafts work created by amateur as well as professional artists.

Blenheim Palace was built in Woodstock during the 18th century and is the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill. The impressive palace interiors were the work of master craftsmen, including rooms designed by Sir Christopher Wren and its furnishings and works of art reflect three hundred years of history. Blenheim Palaces gardens were designed by Capability Brown and the parks attractions include a maze, miniature railway and a butterfly house.

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