Banbury Memories

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1) Highest known amount of people infected with chlamadia in one place. 2) Most teenage pregnancies in all of Britain 3) EVERYONE here is on some kind of drugs, usually pills 4) This includes is right now, and we are primary school children 5) No1 cn spel 6) If you go into town there are an obscene amount of little (...Read full memory)

I was a pupil at St Johns Priory, and whilst I did not appreciate it at the time, it was an amazing start in life. The Nuns were incredibly strict so we all studied hard. Our classes were really small, by the time I left at the age of 11 I think we only had about 10 people in the year/class. The two (...Read full memory)

I used to fish here quite a bit in the late 1960s. It was not far from the bus station.

I worked at the pub on Parson Street. Banbury is a great town, to remember crazy memories, like when you did not have any money then there would be no electric or TV. I remember St Mary's church bell practice was on Wednesday evening. When the Birds factory came to town the air smelled of coffee and people were complaining (...Read full memory)

I used to go to this lovely swimming pool. I learnt to swim and dive here, and used to dive off the spring board.

I am looking for anyone who has any memories of this group of singers and or photographs, they performed locally and were very popular, familiar names were David Gibbs, Ted Whale, Eric Hilton, George Mason, Dennis Jones. They sang in local pubs and I believe appeared once on television - ATV News! Any help with (...Read full memory)

I was christened at this church. I was also a choir boy there. I was a choir boy there from 1965 to 1967.

Ben lives in the Reindeer now

I recently acquired an old map entitled Stone's Map Ten Miles Round Banbury - it looks like it is over 100 years old. Not sure if it is the original 1855 map. It is on some kind of canvas material. Someone has stamped it on the back with a date of 1906 - but it may be older. It was printed by H. Stone 57 (...Read full memory)