What you will find on this page:
  • expanded versions of stories that appear in DN
  • photographs that accompany stories in DN
  • newsworthy items that need publicity between printed issues of DN
  • links to new material on Deddington OnLine, in particular the History section

The page will be revised every month. Please contact the ExtraTime editor, Mary Robinson, if you have material to add.

Deddington Flower Festival 8-9 July

Some of the exhibits in the stunning Flower Festival showing in the Parish Church 8 and 9 July: (Top: Allotments and Clifton, 2nd row: Children's and Deddington Brass; 3rd row Bellringers and SS Peter & Paul; bottom row: Deddington Players and Tennis Club)


DTFC Youth Section Award Winners

All the winners at the Deddington Town Football Club Youth Section's awards presentation are here

CarBQ at DeddiFest

Local metalworker Alex Moss and his whacky CarBQ, made from the bonnet of a VW Beetle, serving up refreshments at the recent Deddington Festival Car Fest, raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.


Deddington Original Golf Society (see July DN, p13)

The winners at the DOGS recent visit to Ladbroke Park were:

Team Prize       Ralph Stewart, Lyn Talbot and Phil Goodman
Nearest the Pin Christine Pickering
Longest Drive   Mark Adams (nothing more needs to be said but a full report is available on request!)
3rd place          Christine Pickering with 36 points, on countback, back 9 then back 6
2nd place         David Darst on countback back 6
1st place          Jim Pickering with 37 points and now playing off 16
                                                                                                          Tony Lowe, Chairman

History Society Visit to Farnborough Hall

(Left-hand pic): Stephen Wass has spent many years rediscovering the garden features created in the landscape of Farnborough Hall in the 18th century. The remarkable features, many of them a triumph of water engineering, were among the wonders of the age in their day but were later abandoned. Stephen, seen here showing a rediscovered cascade to members of the Deddington and District History Society, is advising the National Trust on restoration work.

(Right-hand pic): In a tour-de-force performance, Stephen was able, from this vantage point in Farnborough churchyard looking over the valley to the south, to point out landscape features that he has excavated, ranging from the Mesolithic to the modern (and all periods in between).

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Postscript to ‘Deddington Hits the Airwaves’ (see July DN, p18)

Filming and recording by BBC TV South and Radio Oxford took place in Deddington on 22 June. The scope of the programme has grown, with extensive family research done, and the programme makers then went on to Belgium to film where the Hancox and Chislett brothers died. The item will be broadcast on the Friday 28 July breakfast programme and throughout the weekend, and will also be on Facebook.

Deddington Allotments Open Day

Pics from the Satin Lane allotments held an Open Day on 24 June in aid of the National Gardens Scheme

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Volunteers Sought for Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds

Hospitals traditionally reply on local communities throughout Oxfordshire to help achieve their fundraising objectives and help patients. They are looking for individuals who like meeting new people, trying new things and want to join a fantastic social network. Training is provided and all reasonable expenses paid, and with a variety of events planned throughout the year there should be an event to suit everyone’s tastes. For more information please contact Gail Williams  on 01865 226211.

Maximus ‘In to Work’ Programme

Maximus are running a new programme in the Banbury/Cherwell area called ‘In to Work’, supporting individuals back into sustainable work. This is a free service funded by the European Social Fund and will be running for the next two years. Support is tailored to the individual and can consist of CV advice, practice interviews, covering letters, job searching methods, access to vacancies through our employer links, careers advice and much more. Maximus is particularly keen to support those living in rural communities. Please contact Work Advisor Sam Mills 07387 257819,  website here

Thames Valley 111 Telephone Service

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has been awarded the contract for the new Thames Valley 111 telephone service, bringing together the relevant skills and expertise from local NHS providers for patients to access a wide range of medical disciplines. The new service will launch in September 2017.

Thames Valley 111 will now offer patients a seamless 24/7 urgent clinical assessment and treatment service – bringing together NHS 111, GP out of hours and other clinical advice, such as dental, medicines and mental health. A team of clinicians will be available on the phone when needed, and will be linked into a new NHS Clinical Hub, a group of healthcare professionals who can help get patients the right care, at the right time, in the right location.