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.
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?
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.
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.
Catherine Street, Oxford
The 'Home of Compassion' was a Cowley-based foundling hospital, but with a shocking mortality rate.
What happened to Canadian student Thomas Patteson Moss remains a mystery to this day.
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.
On 5 April 1939 Pilot Officer paid the ultimate price for his inadequate flight suit during bombing practice over Abingdon Airfield.
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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