I can’t imagine a different way of life “I was born and bred in Harrow but I left to join the Army when I was 15. After that I worked at Kodak for 25 years. I met Val on a walking holiday in Crete. We moved to Henley, and then to Watlington to get… Continue reading Alec Powell
On line and in print in the Watlington Times, it’s Watlington’s favourite weatherman!
An inspiration for my painting “We moved here in 2000. We’d just got married and my husband Bob had a new job in Wokingham, and I was working in Oxford. We wanted somewhere in between the two. We looked at the OS map and we saw Watlington, surrounded by bridleways and footpaths. One day we… Continue reading Rachel Gill
“In Watlington I’m known as the crazy Rhino lady” I’ve lived everywhere, moving about as a child with my dad’s job in a shoe shop, and in several places after leaving home, finally settling in Caversham. Then Andrew got a job in London and we moved to Watlington in December, 2001. We knew Watlington as… Continue reading Liz Winton
“There is a rhythm to the year” I lived in Stokenchurch for 29 years. After about 5 years I looked at a few houses in Watlington but the intended move didn’t come about. When I retired, moving was something I wanted to do, but it took me 2 years to find a house. Eventually it… Continue reading Jim Stubbs
“Watlington was always home” I lived in Headington as a child, but I spent time in Watlington visiting friends at Dame Alice [Lys Farm], and learned to ride a horse age 8 or 9 years old. I ‘came out’, as one did in those days, when I was 17, it would have been 1931.… Continue reading Lady Margaret Mogg
I love Watlington. It’s a pretty town, for sure. But it’s not bricks and mortar that makes a place – cliche alert – it’s the people. This series explores what Watlington is like through the eyes of the people that live here.