It’s so compact and small “We actually came to live here quite a while ago. I’ve always known it. Before that, we lived in Stanton St John. I was brought up there. I’m a real Oxfordshire girl. It was very nice, I had a lovely childhood. When I married, my husband was in the navy.… Continue reading Ursula Ducat Hamersley
People really care about the community “I was born in the foothills of the Rockies and raised in Edmonton, an oil town in Canada. When I was 13 my parents divorced, and I went to live with my mother at my grandparent’s house in Woodley, near Reading. Eventually I ended up in Shinfield, where I… Continue reading Terry Jackson
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
“Everyone knows everyone” I’m from Essex originally, and have lived all over the country, moving to the area 15 years ago, and then to Watlington about 5 years ago. I liked Watlington because it was a small town, rather than being completely out in the sticks. I really like the friendly atmosphere and the way… Continue reading Paul McKnight
“How lucky are we to have stumbled on this place!” I have been here 12 years, since May 2004. We came out of London and stumbled off the M40, house hunting. We bought a newspaper as you did in those days, and sat in what was The Pantry. We saw a lot of young families… Continue reading Lucinda Shaw