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Somerville House, Oxford

Isaac Grubb and the 1867 Bread Riots

Somerville House, 130 Banbury Road, Oxford

Baker Isaac Grubb incurred the town's anger when it was revealed he was selling bread to the university on the cheap.

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St Andrews Church Headington

Cabbage Theft Ends in Tragedy at Headingon Church

St. Andrew's Church, St, Headington

A misunderstanding ended in tragedy in 1872, when the Parish Clerk of Headington was accused of stealing cabbages from a neighbour.

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Bicester station circa 1910

Railway Disaster at Bicester

Bicester Railway Station, London Rd, Bicester

In 1861 a misunderstanding between station staff and a train driver cost the lives of 6 people at Bicester railway station.

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Wolvercote Map

Duck Prank Leads to Murder at Wolvercote

Wolvercote, Oxford

When accused of stealing a duck Thomas Beesley denied it, but 'He was proved a liar by the loud quacking coming from his coat pocket'!

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