“Following the recent heavy snow and very low temperatures over night we are attempting to run services as normal, below is a complete lists of our services including cancellations, alterations and diversions: Route S3 - is not running”
With the current snowy weather Stagecoach’s RSS feed will be added to the home page of the site for constant updates.
A quick search seems to reveal the Bacchus Mosaic discovered at the Roman Villa in the 18th Century was destroyed by farming in the 19th Century. No fragments are known to exist.
Does anyone know better?
Update: 'A History of Oxfordshire' by Mary Jessop in the library states, on page 24, that "At Stonesfield the 4th-century villa had very elegant pavements. One, depicting Bacchus and the panther, was found in 1712 during the course of ploughing, but arguments between the landlord and tenant of the site about sharing the profits of showing it to the public led to its destruction by the tenant who 'maliciously tore it to peices'. In 1779-80 two geometric pavements were exposed, but at the time of the enclosure in the 19th century the site was divided between three proprietors and the pavenment were gradually destroyed by ploughing'.
BT is holding a competition to encourage takeup of their next generation of broadband.
Currently less than 2% of potential voters has voted for faster internet access speeds in Stonesfield. You can vote at http://www.racetoinfinity.bt.com/ to help make sure Stonesfield doesn’t get left behind!
From their site:
Over the next five years BT is rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband across the UK. If you're not on the announced roll out plan The Race to Infinity gives you the opportunity to fast track your area to get BT Infinity next.The five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010 will win the chance to bring superfast broadband to their area. BT will also donate £5,000 of computer equipment to a local community project.Whether you're big on social networking, gaming, streaming, uploading or downloading, prepare to have your life transformed with superfast speeds.To vote simply go to 'VOTE NOW' and enter your details. Don't forget to pass it on to your friends on Facebook and Twitter to get your area to the top of the scoreboard.
[Family Charity Christmas Party] in aid of local charity, The FASD Trust, on Saturday 4th December 2010 in the White Horse Pub, Stonesfield, from 11.30am. Price includes buffet lunch, drinks for children, game of skittles, magical entertainment; paying bar for adults. £10 for children, £15 for adults, family ticket is £40 (2 adults, 2children). To reserve tickets, please e-mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org">Daisy@fasdtrust.co.uk or call me on 01608 811599.
“I have in my possesion a medal belonging to my grandfather of whom I never got to meet and it’s a bit of mystery. His name was William Oliver and was the ownerlandlord of the white horse in stonesfield,i know he was in world war one because of photographs.The medal reads stonesfield war gift around the border with his initials engraved in the centre. If there is anybody who knows about these medals/gifts please could you contact me, thankyou.”
Home-Start Banbury & Chipping Norton will be running its next Volunteer Preparation Course starting 27 September 2010.
According to Home-Start Banbury & Chipping Norton, “many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. Your experience as a parent can help other parents.”
“Do you have 2-3 hours to spare each week? Could you befriend a local family? Interested? Then come and join us.”
Contact Christine or Karen - Tel/Fax 01295 266358 - Or Email: Info@home-startbanbury.org.uk
Applicants will be subject to a CRB check
Preschool – best butterfly painting
Reception – ‘My friend’ picture
Years 1-2 – picture of Megalosaurus
Years 3-4 River Evenlode at Stonesfield
Years 5-6 River Evenlode at Stonesfield
Monster made from recycled materials (Reception; Years 1-2;3-4;5-6)
Miniature Garden (in tray approx 20 cm x 30 cm; ages 6-8; 9-11)
Gingerbread man (Reception; Years1-2;3-4)
4 plain scones
4 shortbread biscuits (plain shortbread only please)
Chocolate cake (men only!)
Victoria sandwich (4 egg recipe, strawberry jam, no cream)
3 rose blooms (any variety)
Vase of mixed cut garden flowers
Floral arrangement in a teacup
Jewellery (under 16)
Knitted article (under 16)
Knitted article (open)
Handmade greeting card (6” by 8&rdquo
Stonesfield (Under 11;Under 16; everyone)
Radishes, 4, any variety
Whole lettuce, any variety
Salad leaves, 4 varieties
Wet garlic, 1 trimmed bulb
Spring onions, 4
Blackcurrants, a sprig
Redcurrants, a sprig
Rhubarb, 3 sticks, trimmed
Clare Bebber, email@example.com
Jess Ward 898555 firstname.lastname@example.org
“I have an interest in industrial archaeology and railways and have decided to take up railway modelling again. I am looking for a prototype that never was and I am tempted by a narrow gauge railway that could be based around a fictitious line from stonesfield to possibly eynsham to give it a focus and some realism! Just started the research and an English narrow gauge slate line appeals.”
This is the ninth year Douglas has produced the annual publication on behalf of the Parish Council.
Please let him have the up to date information by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 898100.
So it seems like the site is working as a forum for information for visitors and those seeking general information. I hope readers can help with any of the following questions; please make any comments in the Comment field to this post!
- The Orchard Children's Centre wants to know if it's possible for someone on benefits to receive a grant to purchase a bicycle to get them mobile. “We were wondering if there are any community or parish grants that we can apply for on their behalf.”
- M. Macpherson asks “Is there any type of accommodation available in or around the village?”
- Fred Montague asks “I would be grateful if you could help me. I am researching the family history of someone locally (Winchester)and his ancestor William Bishop is shown in the 1871 census as being born is Stonesfield, Oxfordshire and, at the age of 4 years was living with people called Tidmarsh in Stonsfield. When I try to find details of his birth from freebmd (so I can find his parents), I come up with someone called William Francis Bishop, born in the Registration District of Bradfield, but when I check the area covered by Bradfield Registration District I find no reference to Stonesfield. My question is; What Registration District is Stonesfield in?”
- Jeanie Patterson (nee Haynes) asks “Can you help.Does any one know my cousin Jackie Fuller last known address 20 Longore.I would like to make contact with her.”
Any answers appreciated! Please click 'Comments' below.
Content this month events over the last month and coming up, plus the regular lively updates about Stonesfield:
- Notices & thanks
- Politics & local affairs
- Education & culture
- Clubs & societies
- Church news
- and local advertising.
With help from the previous web master David Perkins, and kind encouragement from others, I've redesigned and hopefully revived this website for residents and visitors of Stonesfield.
My name's Tim Watt (you can see my web site linked at the bottom of the page) and I've recently moved to the village.
The site contains most of the same content as before, re-jigged just a little, in order to continue as a resource for everyone. I may put back the 'forum' if there's a demand at a later stage and I'm incorporating similar capabilities as before for interested parties to update parts of the site themselves, direct from any computer via a web browser.
So, feel free to comment and send me your news and notices that you'd like me to share!