People are always prepared to help “My dad was an RSPCA inspector in London, and my parents went up the M40 looking for grazing for rescue animals. They ended up here in Christmas Common and rented some land from a very old Watlington family, the Englands. Eventually they bought the land and moved here permanently.… Continue reading Lindsay Howard-Dean
It takes a long time to walk down the High Street “I met my wife Fran at college in London. She studied Geography, and I studied Biochemistry and Neuro-physiology, and we met rowing – we both used to row for our college. We used to go to Henley and row there, so that we could… Continue reading Robin Holmes-Smith
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
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
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