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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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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 Burned Body Found at Stadhampton

Stadhampton

What happened to Canadian student Thomas Patteson Moss remains a mystery to this day.

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Iffley Lock

Corpse Trouble at Iffley Lock Toll

Iffley Lock, Church Way, Iffley

A superstition about corpses passing through toll gates has caused trouble for the operators of Iffley Lock toll on a number of occasions.

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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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George Cruikshank's engraving of The Gin Shop (1829)

Death by Gin at Brize Norton

Brize Norton, West Oxfordshire

In 1858 five people became sick and two died after drinking from the same bottle of gin. Was a poisoner at large in Brize Norton?

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