Stonesfield ~ Oxfordshire
Historic Cotswold Village

Help wanted

Could you make a difference to families with young children?

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:

Applicants will be subject to a CRB check

Latest information request - how were slates were transported away from the village

Mike Yeadon wants to know “is there anyone in the village that could give me more indication of the old quarries used in the slate industry, together with information on how the slates were transported away from the village.”

“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.”

Directory of Local Facilities

Douglas Rudlin is currently compiling the 2010 Stonesfield Directory of Local Facilites and requests that all local businesses and organisations featured let him know of changes of contact information for new edition by end of May.
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 or calling 898100.