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A map of Yarnton, circa 1911

Christabel's Ghost at Yarnton

College Mead, Little Blenheim, Yarnton

This area of Yarnton is said to be haunted by the ghost of Christabel, a young woman who took her own life after discovering her lover has been unfaithful.

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Eynsham Railway Station, 1959

The Eynsham Railway Station Robbery of 1927

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.

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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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North Leigh Roman Villa

Ghosts at North Leigh Roman Villa

East End, North Leigh

The Roman villa at North Leigh was one of the largest in England. But do more supernatural relics of the past linger on here as well?

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Charlbury Anti-Vaccination Protest Poster, 1897

Charlbury Anti-Vaccination Riots of 1897

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.

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A map of Taston circa 1896

Thor Stone at Taston

Taston Road, Taston

This standing stone is said to be all that remains of a lightning bolt thrown to earth by the Norse God Thor!

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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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Lyneham Longbarrow

A Headless Encounter at Lyneham Longbarrow

A361, Burford - Chipping Norton

A man claims to have encountered a headless figure one dark winters night while walking from Chipping Norton to Burford.

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Bampton Manor House

An Exorcism at Bampton Manor House

Broad Street, Bampton

When troubled by a restless spirit, the residents at Bampton Manor House opted to trap the ghost in a barrel of beer!

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