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Merton Street Oxford

Door knocker-stealing craze of the 1830s

Merton Street, Oxford

In the 1830s, university authorities were locked in an ongoing battle of wits with students intent on stealing college door knockers!

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A vintage postcard of Shipton-Under-Wychwood

Stolen Skulls at Shipton-Under-Wychwood

St Mary the Virgin church, Shipton under Wychwood

A humorous local story from 1894 features drunken dares, practical jokes and stolen human remains!

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