Category Archives: The Story of Heyford

The Story of Heyford: The changing character of the village during the 1960’s

Until the second world war, the village was largely a rural community and the population had been slowly declining. The school had been rebuilt in 1880 to accommodate 170 children at a time when the population was about 800. By … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Heyford Feast – The visiting fair

Heyford Feast The fair has been coming for Heyford Feast in October for as long as anyone can remember. Heyford Feast is the anniversary of the dedication of our Parish Church and takes place on the first Sunday after the … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Book Covers

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The Story of Heyford: Heyford Hills Fruit Farm

Heyford Hills Fruit Farm The magni´Čücent house at Heyford Hills was built originally for the owner of Heyford Ironworks. In the late 1800’s it was owned by John Hardy, a farmer. During the 1940’s it was occupied by Major Campbell. … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Lost Street Names

Census Returns There has been a census return once every ten years from 1841 onwards. The only exception was in 1941 because of war time. The details of these census’ are made available to the public when they are 100 … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: The Village Lads in the 1950’s

This photograph, taken in the early 1950’s, shows some of the village lads, including Tony Nickolls, Colin Haynes, Barry Nickolls and Brian Clements. Extract from The Story of Heyford – Volume 4 of 4 – Page 32

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The Story of Heyford: The Village Lads in the 1920’s

This photograph, lent by the Clements family, was taken early 1920’s. It includes Charlie Clements (back,left) and Arthur Parish (front, second from left)   Extract from The Story of Heyford – Volume 2 of 4 – Page 25

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