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The Bell public house, on the right, has a more modern frontage; otherwise little has changed, except that Pubmaster have replaced Ind Coope as the providing brewery. The tree now has a wooden circular seat where you can sit in the shade and enjoy your drinks on hot summer days.

Other Memories from Lower Heyford

I was born at 24 Freehold Street in September 1939. My mother told me that a man who lived at the top of the street came down on his bike blowing a whistle to warn people of an air raid the same day. I can still remember most of the peoples' names who lived in the street. There was a house at the top of the street that was a shop. I went to school with the girls from the family. We could play out in the street ...see more

I started school in the September after my 5th birthday. We had a school holiday in October in those days for potato picking and harvest. My mother had a few hens on Freehold Street in a piece of ground near the shed that was there at the time for the Pig Club. I ran along the road although mum told me not to; I fell down and cut my knees open. There was no cream to clean the skin then only water or Vaseline, ...see more

Did anyone from Lower Heyford go to Bichester Secondary School in 1964-1965? I rode the bus from Upper Heyford to Bichester with Terry and Graham. I was the only American student at Bichester Secondary School, my name is Millie Venezia. I was 14 and in the 10th grade. My father was stationed at Upper Heyford and we lived on the base. If you attended please email me. I am looking for Margaret Ayton, Patrice Grace, Susan Boots, Any information is greatly appreciated.

In 1943 I worked on the Great Western Railway and sent by them to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire as a locomotive fireman.  It was here that I met a young lady whose home was Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire.  She also worked in Leamington on the GWR as a Passenger Guard. This lady was later to become my wife.  After a short period of going out together she invited me to her home. Her home 112 Freehold Street, ...see more

Added 16 February 2007

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