Friday 9 December 2011
Stairlifts Witney - Oxfordshire Stairlifts
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Stairlifts Witney – Stairlifts Oxfordshire
Here we are in the Tory safe-seat of Witney in Oxfordshire. Their current Member of Parliament is none other than the current Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford before becoming Special Advisor to first Norman Lamont and later Michael Howard.
Cameron was preceded as Witney’s representative by MP Shaun Woodward who won the seat for the Conservatives and shocked everyone by defecting to Labour after being thrown off the Conservative front bench.
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Witney is a true market town; one has been held every Thursday and Saturday since the Middle Ages. The Buttercross built about 1600 which stands in the Market Square got its name as this was where villagers from neighbouring towns bought their butter and eggs. The clock was added some 80 years later.
Witney’s Town Hall was built in the 18th century and is rumoured to be the work of Sir Christopher Wren although there is nothing to support this belief!
Witney had produced woollen blankets since the Middle Ages using water drawn from the River Windrush which was also purported to be the ‘secret ingredient’ that made Witney’s blankets such fine quality. The 18th century Blanket Hall on Witney High Street was where blankets were weighed and measured. There were 5 blanket factories in Witney; the last one closed in 2002.
Eagle Maltings in Witney was the long-time home of Witney’s Brewery which was bought out by Courage and closed down. Fortunately this is one industry in this small town that has survived as Refresh UK opened a new real ale brewery on the site in 1983, The Wytchwood Brewery. Refresh also brew beers for Brakspear and the Prince of Wales’ Duchy Originals.
Nearby towns and villages
Carterton is about 5 miles south west of Witney and is well known for growing tomatoes! When RMS Titanic sank it was carrying tomatoes from Carterton!
Brize Norton the RAF base is nearby; with the closure of RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, Brize Norton is now responsible for the repatriation of service personnel. RAF Lyneham used to have this honour and the processions of fallen soldiers returning from the conflict in Afghanistan through the streets of Royal Wootten Bassett on their way to Lyneham have become famous over the last few years.
In Burford just 8 miles west of Witney, stands Burford Priory built on the site of an Augustinian Hospital. Built in the 1580s Tudor style, Burford Priory was remodelled in the 16th century into Jacobean style! In the middle of last century it became the home of a group of Christian nuns, the Society of the Salutation of Our Lady. As the numbers of nuns depleted it joined forces with a community of Church of England Benedictine monks (1987). The property was sold in 2008 and it is now a private house once again.
Another nearby manor house, Bradwell Grove and grounds is now the home to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Here you can see a variety of animals such as camels, mongoose, meerkats, prairie dogs, squirrel monkeys, sloths, llama and birds such as cranes, speckled mousebirds, ibis and Kookaburra.
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Who’s who in Witney?
Considering Witney’s size (population 22,765) there are a fair few famous or notable people who come from or are connected with the area.
Let’s start with sport; retired footballer Robbie Mustoe who played last for Sheffield Wednesday was born in Witney and so was another retired footballer David Moss. Still very active - Gillingham footballer Simon King (on loan to Plymouth Argyle) also hails from Witney.
Another sportsman Darrell Griffin, rugby league player who plays for Leeds Rhinos was also born here.
Another notable hailing from Witney is the sculptor and artist Andrew Logan. This colourful character trained as an architect at Oxford’s School of Architecture but branched out into other artistic pursuits. He had a studio in Butler’s Wharf in London where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood hosted their much talked about Valentine’s Ball in 1976 introducing the Sex Pistols to the world! Logan now exhibits his sculptures and jewellery all around the globe.
Actor Robert Llewellyn who starred as the Android in Red Dwarf went to the Henry Box School in Witney. Concert pianist Martin Jones comes from Witney – he has played with many of the big orchestras including the London Festival and the Halle Orchestra. He also played the piano parts in the Oscar nominated score to the film Howards End.
Witney was also the home of famous author Miss Read who wrote the Thrush Green novels and the Fairacre Chronicles – social commentaries of village life!
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