If we can help in any way, we will “I was born in Marston, and grew up in Barton, Headington. I’ve done lots of things. Barrow boy, butcher boy, I was a boy seaman aged 15. After a year, I joined the army. I was a soldier in Berlin and guarded Rudolf Hess! General Sir… Continue reading Bob Thomas
It’s a unique place “We came to Watlington 10 years ago. We were living the other side of Henley and wanted to buy our first home. We visited and it was love at first sight – the character of the houses and the backdrop of the Chilterns. But more than anything, it was the fact… Continue reading Kimberley Bennet
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
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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