The Bird in Hand, Whiteoak Green
St. Thomas Street, Oxford
In 1825, many men in Oxford fell under the spell of a fanatical evangelist whose preaching urged them to leave their wives.
Merton Street, Oxford
In the 1830s, university authorities were locked in an ongoing battle of wits with students intent on stealing college door knockers!
Old Station Way, Eynsham
In December 1927 an attempt to steal the safe from Eynsham Railway Station resulted in a harrowing ordeal for station porter Frederick Castle.
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.
Church Street, Charlbury
In 1897, riotous scenes in Charlbury made headlines nationwide as the small town found itself at the centre of the debate around compulsory smallpox vaccinations.
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.
Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square
John Clavell became famous in the 1620s for the repentant poetry he wrote while in prison awaiting trial for highway robbery.