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Hinksey pools diving board 1936

Deaths at the opening of Oxford's first public bath

Corner of Castle Street and New Road, Oxford

Joy turned to horror in June 1852 when two were killed in an explosion at the opening of the Oxford City Bath and Washhouse.

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46 High Street, Witney

Hauntings at 46 High Street Witney

46, High Street, Witney

The Grade II listed building at 46 High Street Witney was at one time haunted by a previous owner who committed suicide.

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The Home of Compassion, Catherine's Street, Oxford

Infant deaths at the 'Home of Compassion'

Catherine Street, Oxford

The 'Home of Compassion' was a Cowley-based foundling hospital, but with a shocking mortality rate.

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A Whitsun Morris Dance

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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