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.

WELL REMEMBERED: Jim Flux (1934-2017)

There were many tributes to Jim Flux, both at his funeral service on 2 February, and informal via Facebook. Here are the words of David Rogers (Chairman of the Parish Council), two long-standing friends (Ivor and Malcolm), his granddaughter Connie Pullan, and a poem by his daughter Meriel.

The Bigger Society

A Fresh Start for Oxfordshire' - OCC's Plan for a Unitary Authority

Cherwell DC are seeking a meeting with Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, re OCC’s draft proposals for a single, unitary authority, a plan which they robustly oppose. Cherwell have launched a petition seeking support for its opposition.

Oxfordshire’s Health and Care Services - The Big Consultation - Phase 1

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group invites participation in Oxfordshire’s health and care services - The Big Consultation - Phase 1.This is open until 9 Apr 2017 at 23.59.

Update on Maternity Services at the Horton (February 2017)


Deddington Festival 2017

Deddington Festival is back - and the organisers are looking forward to making this year's Festival the best yet. As well as old favourites such as Deddy Jazz, Deddy Rocks, the farm walk, writing competition and Poetry Please, there are plans for exciting new events, including a children’s festival with lots of activities for families. There’ll be something guaranteed to delight all those motorheads out there and the art exhibition will also make a welcome return.

More information on the proposed programme will follow soon; see the Festival website, Facebook and Twitter.

Parish Show, 2 September 2017

The full programme and entry form are now available for this year's show. Plenty of time to plan your planting, create lovely exhibits of art and crafts, make marmalade, jam, chutney and home-made alcoholic drink (this was a very popular class last year) and plan what other cooking you might do. More children’s entries would greatly enhance this annual community event – everyone loves the children’s sections. Wendy Burrows

North Aston Antiques Show

A group of enthusiastic antiques collectors in North Aston will stage their first event of 2017 at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, on 18–19 March, 10am–4pm daily. The organisers (Antiques@TheHolt) say this event is one of the most popular and prestigious fairs of its kind in the area. Around 50 dealers will be present over the two days offering a wide range of quality items, including silver, porcelain, paintings & prints, postcards, furniture, glass, jewellery, maps, bronzes & figurines, pottery & ceramics, books, clocks, brass & metalwares, boxes & treen, and all manner of curios & collectables. Entrance is £2, children under 12 free.