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Oxford Railway Station circa 1969

The Oxford Rail Disaster of 1853

Oxford Railway Station, Rewley Road

On the 8th January 1853, a series of misunderstandings led to one of the most deadly rail disasters in Oxford's history.

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A map of Baldon House, 1897

A Haunted Bridge at Baldon House

Baldon House, Marsh Baldon

The lake at Baldon House is said to be haunted by the ghosts of a family who drowned there in the late nineteenth century.

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The River Evenlode

Beating the Bounds Tragedy at Charlbury

River Evenlode, Charlbury

A quaint custom ended in disaster in 1924 when a capsized boat on the River Evenlode resulted in the drowning of three children.

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St. Mary's Church, Upper Heyford

Gun Tragedy at Upper Heyford Church

St. Mary's Church, Church Walk, Upper Heyford

In 1885, Frederick Charles Walton was found shot in the head near the church shortly after Sunday service. Murder or accident?

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The Swan Inn, Rose Island, River Thames

Drowned Man Causes Oxfordshire/Berkshire Dispute

River Thames near Kennington

When Charles Andrews drowned in the Thames near Kennington it sparked an inter-county argument over who was responsible for his body.

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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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'Death by misadventure' at RAF Abingdon

RAF Abingdon

On 5 April 1939 Pilot Officer paid the ultimate price for his inadequate flight suit during bombing practice over Abingdon Airfield.

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An Ice Skating Tragedy

Eastleigh House, New Street, Deddington, Oxfordshire

In 1917 two young boys tragically drowned at a nearby mill pond. Their home is said to be haunted by the sound of their grieving mother weeping.

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