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Wednesday 10 July

Met Office forecast for Sibford at 4:00am

7am: 14° Cloudy
10am: 16° Cloudy
1pm: 18° Cloudy

4pm: 18° Cloudy
7pm: 16° Cloudy
10pm: 14° Cloudy

Minimum tonight: 12°

Summary for SE England: Showery morning, drier with sunny spells in the afternoon.

today: Hook Norton Road closed

8.00am, Location of closure
A red stop sign sitting on the grass

Oxfordshire CC has given notice that Hook Norton Roadwill be closed to traffic for two weeks from Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July for sewer connection works.


today: Morning Prayer

9.00am, Holy Trinity Church

today: Sibford Lunch Club

1.00pm, Village Hall
A close up of a sign

today: Horti Society visit to Oddington

3.20pm, Upper Oddington
A statue of a green plant in a garden


3.20pm arrive at village hall for car share. You will be given directions; please be ready to depart promptly at 3.30pm

4pm arrive Pasture Farm Oddington. Pasture Farm is an informal country garden developed over 40 years by the current owners. Mixed borders, topiary, orchard and many species of trees plus gravel garden and rambling roses in 'the ruins'. A wildflower area leads to a vegetable patch. There is a large spring-fed pond with ducks. Also bantams, chickens, black Welsh sheep and Kunekune pigs.

5pm arrive Banks Barn, Upper Oddington, GL56 0XG – garden visit and refreshments. …read more

today: Private event

5.30pm, Village Hall


7am: 13° Cloudy
10am: 15° Cloudy
1pm: 17° Cloudy

4pm: 18° Cloudy
7pm: 16° Cloudy
10pm: 14° Light rain

tomorrow: Hook Norton Road closed

8.00am, Location of closure

See above

tomorrow: Yoga

9.00am, Village Hall

9am - 10am Yoga

10.15am - 11.15am Chair yoga

For more information, contact Juliette Glazebrook: juliette53@btinternet.com or 07703 836 856

Monday 15 July: Sibford Walkers

10.00am, Village Hall car park
A group of people walking down a dirt road

We leave the Village Hall car park on foot or by car at 10 am sharp to do a circuit of approximately 2 hours. You are advised, therefore, to get to the village hall by 9.55 am latest.

Dogs are welcome provided that they are put on a lead when …read more

29 years ago: the Sibford Scene in October 1995

Historic Churches Sponsored Ride: The ninth of September dawned sunny and bright. After much planning of routes to gain the most churches and avoiding most main roads, and including quick routes home in the case of bad weather or exhaustion, we set off. A cloudless day as we sped down …read more

130 years ago today: Reverend Stevens's diary for Tue 10 July 1894

Ordered Butler and Tanner to print 250 A.C.S. Alcestis, bind 50 and send letter to Simpkin Marshall & Co. Took Bell, Rosa and Julie Sotteck for a drive to the Heath. Rain came on and we returned.

Miss M A Enock was married at the Friends’ Meeting to a Mr Abbatt, a shoe dealer. Bell, Rosa and Miss Sotteck went. My leg was bad last night after walking, and rather worse today. I had felt nothing of it since last Tuesday.

Banbury Advertiser, 12 July 1894


MARRIAGE OF MISS ENOCK.—On Tuesday last the Friends’ Meeting House was densely crowded to witness the marriage ceremony of Mr. Dilworth Abbatt, son of Mr. J. Abbatt of Preston, to Miss Enock, of Sibford Gower. The bride was dressed in pale blue silk with wreath and veil, and was given away by her cousin, Mr. J. Pettipher. The bridesmaids, four in number, were Miss Taylor, Misses A. and B. Wells (cousins of the bride), and Miss Abbattt (sister of the bridegroom). They were prettily dressed in crushed strawberry cashmere, with black lace hats, and each wore a handsome gold ring, the gift of the bridegroom, whose cousin, Mr. Walter Abbatt, officiated as …read more

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