19 May

This unique unusual 100ft Tower is Faringdon’s icon and the last major folly to be built in England.
It sits on Folly Hill, within a charming circular 4 acre woodland of splendid Scots Pine and broadleaf trees, some more than 200 years old.

Check out the fantastic views over 5 counties and find out about the history of Folly Hill, Henry James Pye (of Sing a Song of Sixpence fame), Oliver Cromwell and the very eccentric Lord Berners (the creator of the tower).

Seek out the 24 black birds and giant willow pie, Cromwell’s cannon, the fairly useless bridge, Lord Berners in a tree! and a variety of birds and animal sculptures lurking among the trees. You might even see a troll, but, ‘please do not feed the giraffes’. ( Find the full list in Things to do on the Folly website)
Adults £3, 11-16 years £1, under 11s free
Open the 1st and 3rd Sundays from April to October
11am to 5pm

10 minutes walk from Faringdon’s historic market place where refreshments are available, and 2 hours free parking.

The woodland is always open and entry is free.
Book a private opening, for your party or celebration.

The best place for access is a footpath from the Stanford Road (the nearest post code is SN77AQ)

www.faringdonfolly.org.uk
facebook.com/FaringdonFolly
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Tel: 0845 475 8386

6 May

RAF Brize Norton presents the Lechlade Duck Race 2019.
Come and join us on the Bank Holiday Monday 6th May at the Riverside Park, Lechlade on Thames 11am-5pm - FREE entry.
The Lechlade Duck Race is an annual fun, family friendly charity event where thousands of plastic ducks are launched onto the River Thames in a huge race. Ducks can be sponsored giving you the chance to win a prize if your duck wins the race. Stalls and attractions will keep the family entertained for hours. Money is raised for Armed Forces Charities. Find us on FaceBook or Twitter @the_duck_race
times, location, cost etc.

17 May

Cancer Research UK (Bampton) Friday 17th May, Commencing 7.30pm. Quiz Night in the Village Hall, Bampton, teams of FOUR (must be pre-entered) £20.00 per team, Doris Cleaver on 01993 850682 for entry forms and further information

25th/26th/27th/May 2019

5th Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show
25th/26th/27th May 2019
LANGLEY FARM, LANGLEY LANE, CLANFIELD OX18 2RZ
Opening at 10.00 am all days.

This year include, Classic Cars, Classic Motor Cycles, Commercial Vehicles, Collections, Miniature Steam, Tractors, Model Tent, Classic Caravans, Craft Tent. for the children Fun Fair, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, West Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary, Parrots and much more.
This year’s Ring events,
SAT:- Blue Cross Fun Dog Show, Great Western Youth Band & Britannia Majorettes
SUN :- Morris Dancing
MON:- SNDog Rescue from Swindon, (Save Needy Dogs) Fun Dog Show
Boot Sales, Trade Stands, Auto Jumble, Car Boot. Food and Drink. Raffle & Tombola all days. Car Parking Free.

Now we have a bigger field we are able to offer `all weekend` CAMPING FOR VISITORS FREE

Admission £4.00 Adults. £2.00 Concessions. Under 16`s Free (With paying adult.)
Come along with the family and enjoy the day.
Web: Site Lechlade Collectors Club | e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | phone 01993843221 | post PO Box 387, Carterton Sorting Office, Carterton, Oxon. OX18 9DL Find us on Facebook

19 July

Bampton Classical Opera, nationally recognised for its lively quality productions, performs a comedy of marital manners, 'Bride & Gloom' by Stephen Storace. 7pm Friday and Saturday 19 and 20 July, the Deanery Garden, Bampton. Tickets 01993 851142 and www.bamptonopera.org

19 July

Bampton Classical Opera, nationally recognised for its lively quality productions, performs a comedy of marital manners, 'Bride & Gloom' by Stephen Storace. 7pm Friday and Saturday 19 and 20 July, the Deanery Garden, Bampton. Tickets 01993 851142 and www.bamptonopera.org

20th July

Summer fun day, dog show and car boot sale
Saturday 20th July
11am to 3pm
At Blue Cross Burford, OX18 4PF
Come and join us for a great day out. All dogs welcome.
Dog show starts at 11.30am 6 categories £2 an entry per dog, categories to include, prettiest bitch, handsome boy, golden oldie (8years +), best rescue, Best junior handler and best trick. Or have a go at our ever popular temptation alley or have a go agility.
Raffles, tombolos, family days out up for grabs, face painting, external stalls all alongside some bargains you may pick up from the car boot sale.
Free entry for the day but donations great fully received
Car boot set up from 8.30am to 10am, £10 per car for car boot sale, £15 for van and trailers
All proceeds to the charity.
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21 September

Cancer Research UK (Bampton) Saturday 21st September, 9.30 am until mid-day, Autumn Sale in the Village Hall. Bampton, lots of stalls,all the usual favourites, Tea, Coffee available, admission free. everybody welcome. Doris Cleaver on 01993 850682 for further information.

22 September

Join Parkinson’s UK on Sunday 22 September 2019 at 10am for our ninth sponsored Walk for Parkinson’s - Oxford. We have three exciting new routes, all giving you the opportunity to see some of Oxford’s beautiful, historic buildings as well as its wonderful green spaces. With a walk to suit everyone, choose from 1.5 miles, 4.5 miles or 8 miles. Experience the Radcliffe Camera in its full glory, marvel in the wonderful architecture of the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre, spot hidden Colleges, walk under the famous Bridge of Sighs and stroll across the Oxford University Parks.

Entry fee is £12 for adults and £5 for under 16s and all walkers will receive a Parkinson’s UK t-shirt, plus a medal on completing the walk.

You can find out more and register at www.parkinsons.org.uk/walkoxford or contact the Regional Fundraising Team on 020 7963 3912 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

20 November

Cancer Research UK (Bampton) Wednesday 20th November, Pre Christmas All Prize Bingo, Eyes Down 8.00pm. lots of good prizes plus TWO Jackpots, everybody welcome, Doris Cleaver on 01993 850682 for further information.

29 November

Cancer Research UK (Bampton) Friday 29th November. 7.30pm Quiz Night in the Village Hall, Bampton, teams of FOUR (£20.00 per team) must be pre-entered. Doris Cleaver on 01993 850682 for entry forms or further information.

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