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The Salvation Army

  I am sure that most of you will have heard of the old joke about the Salvation Army bra, “It lifts the fallen!”. Seriously though, this is the exact aim of the Salvation Army; it always has been and hopefully always will be. The Salvation Army was...

Spooky tales

October 2008Brewing heritage History of brewing Publican ancestors Brewery workers Taynton cider The Salvation Army Spooky tales The Ghost of Mary Buck Deja Vu Spiritual assistance The fairy house Halloween originates in Ireland, as the ancient Celtic festival known...

The Ghost of Mary Buck

October 2008Brewing heritage History of brewing Publican ancestors Brewery workers Taynton cider The Salvation Army Spooky tales The Ghost of Mary Buck Deja Vu Spiritual assistance The fairy house   In the summer of 2006 I made a visit to Adderbury in...

Deja Vu

When we got married, my husband and I decided to spend our honeymoon touring around Northumberland, which is where my mother was brought up, and where I later discovered that a number of my ancestors on that side of my tree were born. I think that even then I was...

Spiritual assistance

Last year my husband and I went to a nearby town to photograph a church where his cousin had married, as we were doing a ‘then and now’ photo album for a anniversary present for them. As I was sitting in the car outside the church, a thought suddenly came...

The fairy house

I only ever knew one grandad and he was as special to me as I was to him. He would have moved heaven and earth for me, so special was our relationship. He spent all of his working life on a farm, but took a part-time job, after his retirement, in the local...