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Carol singing, 2021

Carols were once again heard on Osney last Saturday evening. A group of islanders, skilfully organised by Matt Dyson (in disguise as a Christmas tree) sang on request outside a number of houses, finishing up in the bar at The … Continue reading

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Osney Advent Calendar 2021

This December, Osney will again host its own live Advent calendar, with a window ’opening’ somewhere on the island for each day of Advent. On 1 and 24 December, and at weekends, there will be two windows. For more information … Continue reading

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Tealights on the Towpath, 11 December 2021

We are planning to hold Tealights on the Towpath on Saturday 11 December starting at 5.30 p.m. For those new to this event, people bring decorated lanterns to the top end of East Street riverbank to meet island friends and neighbours. … Continue reading

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Carol singing, 4 December 2021

We will meet outside The Punter at 5 p.m. on Saturday 4 December for this year’s carol singing. If you are planning to join in, or would like a carol sung outside your door, please contact Matt Dyson (matthewdyson@yahoo.com). Singing … Continue reading

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Lock gates moving along Bridge Street, 14 April 2021

This coming Wednesday (14 April) the EA will be moving the old gates from Days Lock back to the depot at the end of Bridge Street. This is the final part of replacing the gates. Please ensure that the east … Continue reading

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Lock gates moving down Bridge Street, 10 March 2021

This coming Wednesday the Environment Agency will be moving its second set of lock gates for Days Lock from the depot. These will come down Bridge Street between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on 10 March. Please ensure that all … Continue reading

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Katie Miller

Katie Miller, who lived on Osney as a child and now lives just off the island, near the River Hotel, is raising money for some surgery she needs. See the Oxford Mail article here: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18334187.woman-craniocervical-instability-fundraising-operation

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Bill Bowell obituary

Bill Bowell died on 19 January 2021 aged 87. He had lived for 60 years in Bridge Street with his wife Edna, who died in December 2019. Bill worked as a chef when younger, and is remembered in Osney for … Continue reading

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Annette Steele obituary

Annette Steele died on 19 January 2021 in Sobell House Hospice after a short illness, just a month before her 82nd birthday. Annette was born in the house in East Street where she lived her whole life, for the last four … Continue reading

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University plans for students this term

Oxford Brookes and the University of Oxford have issued the following press release about plans for student teaching: Oxford’s two universities will deliver learning online for most students until at least mid-February, in line with the national lockdown across England. … Continue reading

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