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Kirtlington Lamb Ale

Kirtlington

Fancy having your thumbs tied behind your back and chasing a live lamb? Then the annual Lamb Ale at Kirtlington is for you!

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The River Windrush flowing under the bridge at Bridge Street, Witney.

A Ghost in the Windrush at Witney

Bridge Street, Witney

The ghostly body of a drowned priest can be seen floating in the River Windrush as it flows below the bridge at Bridge Street, Witney.

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Wellington Bomber

Unexplained Air Crash at Bodicote

Bodicote, Banbury

In December 1942 a Wellington Bomber crashed near Bodicote, resulting in the death of six young airmen. What caused the crash has never been explained.

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Whitwell Church Lads Brigade mummers, 1914

A Theatrical Tragedy at the White Hart Inn

Bridge Street, Witney

In 1653 a performance at the White Hart Inn in Witney was the scene of a tragedy that cost the lives of 5 people and injured 60 others.

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The B4022 Finstock to Charlbury road

A Phantom Coach between Charlbury and Finstock

B4022 Charlbury Road, Finstock

The B4022 is said to be haunted by a ghostly coach and four horses which many have heard but very few have actually seen!

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Littlemore Lunatic Asylum

Littlemore Lunatic Asylum

Sandford Road, Littlemore

In 1884 a misunderstanding between staff at Littlemore Asylum saw a confused visitor being stripped, bathed and confined to bed as a patient.

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A threshing machine

The Swing Riots in Oxfordshire

St. Helen's Church, Church Road, Benson

In November 1830, unrest over poor pay and conditions for England's rural population boiled over into rioting, arson and vandalism.

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University College, Oxford

Attempted Murder at University College

Master's Lodge, Logic Lane, Oxford

When Catherine Riordan's relationship with Junior Dean John Haines ended in 1890, Catherine swore 'By God, I will be a murderess.'

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Whitsun Ale at Woodstock illustration

Whitsun Ale at Woodstock

Woodstock

Chaotic scenes and drunken revelry were par for the course on this particularly boozy religious holiday.

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Old map of Church Handborough

The Ghost of Jane Scalpepper

The Old Rectory, Church Handborough

The Old Rectory at Church Handborough is haunted by the ghost of Jane Scalpepper, who met a bad end there in the mid 17th century.

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