Sibford Scene Archive

Sibford Scene 017 September 1978

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Signs of the times

May we at the Sibford Scene congratulate that ancient hostelry – the Wykham Arms – on the acquisition of a splendid new inn sign. It does brighten up the pub frontage, and is so much smarter than that old dowdy blue one; and that noble name – represented personally in the village as well – surely deserved something smarter.

Were you right?

The answers to last month’s quiz:- (no prizes)

  1. The Friends School is 179 metres above sea level.
  2. That is 588 feet.
  3. Mrs Isabelle Stevens has a monument in Church.
  4. Post is collected at 8am & 4.30pm (9.15 Sat).
  5. The Village Hall was opened on 9th Nov. 1957.
  6. Temple Mill was owned by the Knights Templar.
  7. The STD code for Swalcliffe is 029 578.
  8. “Keep the home fires burning” is said to have been written by Ivor Novello while staying at Sibford with Frank Lascelles in 1914.
  9. Our District Councillor is Lewis Poulton.
  10. Bishop Blaize was the Patron Saint of the Wool Trade (dates unknown).

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