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  • Meet the Team

     Jeremy Wilton – Editor A paragraph about who you are and what you do for the Magazine: Jeremy Wilton – Il Jeffe, Il Capo de Tutti Capo – seriously, the boss… in a rural sort of way. If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?...
  • New Name, New Look Museum, New Collections Centre

    The Heritage Motor Centre, home to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, has announced a number of exciting new changes. The world’s largest collection of historic British cars is re-branding the name of its venue at Gaydon to the British Motor Museum, and undertaking a major refurbishment of its...
  • Helmdon village cafe gives a warm welcome to all

    A team of volunteers has worked very hard to get the Helmdon village café off the ground. The ambience created by the team is really enhanced by the newly refurbished interior of the Reading Room. The Café, which is totally run by volunteers, is open every Tuesday morning from...
  • Banbury Floods 1960

    This super old picture turned up in our archives. Do any of our readers recognise its location?  We think it’s the Warwick Road in Banbury…The chap on the bicycle seems to be tempting fate!...
  • Miniature Donkey Foals

    The Children’s Farmyard has two adorable additions to its Miniature Donkey family. On 9th August, mum Holly gave birth to Matilda (front of photo). and six days later, Matilda was joined by her half-brother Pedro (back of photo) when mum Skidaddle gave birth. Danny is the proud new father...
  • Meet Jim who hatched on 13th April to mum Josie and dad Poly. He is quite an outgoing penguin and can be seen in the penguin enclosure with the rest of the group. This is  the first time since 2006, the Park has successfully parent-reared two penguin chicks. A...
  • Check out the baby boom at The Cotswold Wildlife Park

    There’s been a bit of a baby boom at the Cotswold Wildlife Park this summer, read on to hear about all the new arrivals -aahhh! Meet the new white rhino calf called Astrid, (who was born on the 1st July 2013), she has found her feet and can be...