(November 1981) Sibford in the Great War

Mr R. Craig has come across an intriguing reference to Sibford in the book, “Death’s Men — Soldiers of the Great War“ by Denis Winter. Writing of the drastic news starvation of the countryside, he says, “The village of Sibford received news twice weekly in the carrier’s cart from Banbury, and this was not exceptional for a rural settlement.

I wonder if anyone can throw light on the gradual decline of this isolation. When did the bus service start? Who had the first car in Sibford? the first telephone – the first radio?

We shall be delighted to receive any memories on the subject.