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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: 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: Heyford’s First Motor Vehicles

In the 1920’s cars were very few and far between. Groups of people used to walk up from the village¬†to the A5 , then known as The Turnpike, to watch for cars. Doris Lovell nee Denn remembers sitting on the … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Cricket on the Village Green

Like most villages in England Nether Heyford sported the idyllic sight of twenty two people dressed in immaculate whites playing the age-old sport of Cricket on the Village Green. A team game remarkably like cricket was being played in England … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Heyford’s Bakeries

There has presumably been baking in Heyford ever since there has been a settlement here. Both Heyford¬†and Heyford Mill are mentioned in the Domesday Book, and the proximity of the mill meant that there was always a local source of … Continue reading

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