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Caption for Witney, The Market Place C1950: The town council still holds its meetings at the 17th-century Town Hall - note its open loggia. The building is owned and maintained by a charitable trust. The Angel Inn, on the left, advertising Clinches Witney Ales, dates back to the 17th century. Architecture in the town is predominantly Georgian.

Memories of Witney

The shop in the middle of the picture with the two awnings (now the Nationwide building society) used to belong to my great grandmother Eva Cadel and was a wool and toy shop.  My Grandmother and Great Aunt ran it until 1971.  My grandmother Joan ran the toy side and my Great Aunt Mary ran the wool.  Many people still (...Read full memory)

My brother and I used to help my father on his market store in the 50s which was just by the corner cafe'. My brother has lived in The States for over 50 years and we were just reminiscing in emails about those times. In one photograph I can see the front end of my dad's car which was a converted American Ford Hudson, and in another (...Read full memory)

We were married in April 1978 and our first big shop was done at Waitrose.  We filled a full size trolley to the brim for the princely sum of £20.00. This area is now the entrance to the Woolgate Centre Happy days....

The two awnings belonged to the Cadels shop. To the right of the awnings was an archway which was the entrance to their yard and home. The shop was in the family for 70 years, the fruit shop was further down.

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