Bicester Memories

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I lived in Abrossden during the early 60s. I went to Bicester Highfield secondary modern. Typical 60s styling. I had the best time there and the school diners were great. I went on to 9 years in the Military and saw service in Germany Hong Kong and Singapore. I only remember two kids there. (...Read full memory)

I remember Bicester, my late sister Maureen used to work in Marys cafe,in 1970, I used to work in Preeces drapery I think it was called. we used to live on the RAF camp at Bicester, I remember many a happy hour hanging around the music store. Just reading this has brought back fond memories, My dad was a cpl in the RAF, I worked in the officers mess for a time,then we moved down south,

Did anyone go to Bicester Secondary School? I went there in 1964-1965, I was 14-15 years old and would have been in the 10th grade. I was the only American student, my father was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford. I had many friends, if you remember me.. Millie Venezia.. please email me.

My Mum and I would call in to Mary's Cafe on a Friday morning to have scones and coffee. A wonderful experience in beautiful surroundings. Such a shame it no longer exists.

My first job was at Bicester International Stores in August 1966. I was an apprentice grocer. My wages five pound ten shillings a week and I worked an extra half a day most weeks for thirty-seven and a half pence extra. I lived near Middle Claydon and used to cycle to Steeple Claydon railway station, leave (...Read full memory)

Only yesterday or so it seems, this lovely 12th century church and surroundings have not changed in decades, well worth a visit.

I remember marrying my first husband at The Garth on 10th July 1982, now a registrar's office. The grounds are not as well kept now, but it is still a lovely park.

I remember living at 12 Church Street when I married my first husband, and taking my baby James home there. This street remains as it has been for decades.