Monthly Archives: June 2011

Local-history prize for a sewer story

My partner Chris Hall has won an award for his article about sewers in David Cameron’s constituency more than a century ago. Chris’s article (‘“Class distinction, democracy and proper drains”—how Witney was civilised, 1894-1904’) appeared in Oxfordshire Local Historyin autumn 2009.  … Continue reading

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Who teaches the teachers?

A leaflet came through my letter-box from Turville School, advertising the nursery and pre-school in our village.  It says  that the food is ‘prepared by it’s (sic) own school cook’.  If the teachers can’t observe their apostrophes, what hope for its pupils? Curiously, the … Continue reading

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Getty get that path open

It seems that Mark Getty, who inherited Wormsley Park, a mansion dating back to the sixteenth century and 2,500-acre estate, from his dad, Paul Getty, has two sets of values.  According to The Observer, he claims that he wants the Garsington Opera, … Continue reading

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