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  ARCHIVE ISSUE 37  FEBRUARY 1985  



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The Link Magazine COPYRIGHT © 1985 by The Link Committee. Reproduced with permission.
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The Link



Issue no 37.February 1985




*****   PARISH COUNCIL NOTES   *****

The Parish Council meeting was delayed by 2 weeks, which meant that our Clerk Mrs. Heery was fit enough to attend. The Council expressed their delight at her recovery and would like to congratulate Michael her grandson, on his presence of mind and prompt action which made her recovery possible.

We were glad to have 7 members of the public at the meeting which consisted largely of routine business. The Council was notified of the probable withdrawal of two buses, one the last bus at night to Wallingford from Oxford, and the other the only bus through Sandford which now goes to Cowley Centre and not directly into town. The Clerk was asked to register our strong feeling that this bus should not be withdrawn as those without cars have no other way of getting to Cowley Centre to shop.

The Parish Council had expected to have the plans for development of Temple Farm Caravan Club for discussion, but they did not arrive in time. Mr R. Akeman, a member of the new consortium which will run the Country Club and the Caravan Club, was present at the meeting and explained some of the plans for much needed improvements.
We hope that the plans will be available for full discussion at the next Parish Council meeting on 11th February and that all those interested will attend the meeting. Temple Farm Country Club and Caravan Club could be a real asset to Sandford bringing new interest to the village. If we can agree planning conditions of benefit to all parties, we should be able to avoid the friction which has sometimes existed in the past. Please let us know your views so that we can pass them to the planners.

Elizabeth Burra.



*****   CONCERT - a date for your diary   *****

SANDFORD VILLAGE HALL
present
sometime in March
A lively & varied programme
by talented young musicians
DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.
Refreshments provided.



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*****   LISTEN FOR LENT   *****

Listen for lent to Oxford Radio at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays from February 20th 1985.
"SIX FACES OF GOD"
Groups in the parish will be listening together and Sandford Church services will comment on their findings.


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* 'THE FOX' *
* Mine Host JOYCE ROLSTON *
* Invites you to taste her: *
* REAL ALE *
* Friendly Company *
* Usual pub games and garden *
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*****   FASHION SHOW   *****

Many of you ladies in the village will remember the fashion parade and sale we held at the latter end of last year. As promised I have arranged another parade and sale for Friday March 22nd. It is hoped that as many will attend as possible. Tickets will be on sale from committee members at the beginning of March, you will find that the easiest member to get tickets from will probably be Mrs Gwen Absolom in the Post Office Stores who is kind enough to see them over the counter.

The cost of the tickets will be 60p this will include a free glass of drink. Raffle tickets will be on sale with prizes of clothes. The clothes are not seconds they are all under 10 with sizes ranging from 10-26.



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* ***** SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHOP ***** *
* SHOP LOCALLY AT *
* THE POST OFFICE AND GENERAL STORES *
* We can supply you with groceries *
* and provisions meat - vegetables etc *
* bread - cakes - as well as numerous *
* sundry items *
* we will deliver your weekly grocery order with pleasure *
* (Telephone - OXFORD 777213) *
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* R. ANNIS & SON *
* THE GARAGE, SANDFORD *
* MOT SERVICING *
* REPAIR SPECIALIST *
* COMPETITIVE PRICES *
* ALSO PETROL *
* TAKE-AWAY *
* PHONE OXFORD 779318 *
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*****   GROUP LEADERS   *****

It is extremely difficult to persuade leaders of clubs and societies within the village to put into print the times of their meetings and special dates.

Please help the village magazine by letting the Editor have details.


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* THE PAPER SHOP *
* 33 OXFORD ROAD *
* LITTLEMORE ROAD OXFORD *
* Telephone 779240. *
* Daily Deliveries of Newspapers *
* Magazines & Stationary *
* Also provisions. *
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*****   VISITORS TO SANDFORD   *****

Once again there has been a visitation of Irish gypsies, they first parked on water board property, they then moved into the old brick yard. Thanks to prompt action by Cumberland Estates they were evicted within the week.

What does concern the villagers is the fact that the police provided them with an escort to Sandford. When a police officer who left them at the sewerage works gates commented, 'We dont want them parked along the Highway'. In one voice, I feel that the villagers of Sandford are saying that we don't want Oxfordshires problems dumped in our village all the time. Surely the police must remember the death and destruction they caused in their visit last year.


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*****   SANDFORD'S NEW PASTOR   *****

The Reverend P.H. Rogers, MBE, MA, has been appointed temporary Priest in charge of Sandford from 1st January, 1985.

His wife Mary, whom he met in Oxford fifty years ago when they were both reading English, says she has had three husbands. She married a schoolmaster, who turned into a soldier, and is now a Priest!
He taught English at Haileybury, served in the Royal Artillery and on the Staff in Africa and Italy, was ordained in 47 at St. Albans, headmaster of Portora, Enniskillen, from 54 to 73.
And since retirement has been Chaplain of Gresham's Holt, Dean of Sherborne International Academy, Assistant Priest at Trinity New Orleans, and Director of Ordinands and Lay Readers in the Diocese of Clogher, Northern Ireland. He wrote a Guide to Divinity Teaching (SPCK) in 62, and The Needs of the Whole Man (Systematics) in 70.

Mary has published two books on the Antiquities of County Fermanagh, and a third, on County Tyrone, will appear in 85.

They move from Enniskillen in October, and are happily settled at 7 Eyot Place, Meadow Lane, Iffley Fields, Oxford Telephone Oxford 244976.


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* C.H. BROWN AND SON *
* 52-53 THE MARKET, OXFORD *
* Prop M.R.H. NORTON *
* High Quality and Leather Goods *
* Pet requisites, Saddlers *
*Handbags, purses, wallets, suitcases*
* TELEPHONE (0865) 244700 *
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*****   VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE   *****

The villagers are invited by the Village Hall Committee to partake in drinks and light refreshments on February 25th starting at 7.30pm in the village hall. It is hoped that from this meeting new ideas will be put for fund raising and perhaps some new members will join the committee.

The next date for your diary is March 25th this will be the A.G.M. of the village hall committee.


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OFFICE

CALCULATOR
DESK
DIARY
ENVELOPES
FILES
FILING TRAY
FIRE EXTINGUISHER  
FIRST AID KIT
GLUE
LABELS
MARKERS
PAPER
PENCILS  
PENS
RUBBER
RULER
SCISSORS
SELLOTAPE
SHARPNER
STAMPS
STAPLER
TELEPHONE  
TIP EX
TYPEWRITER


R O P S R O T A L U C L A C J
U V Y A R T G N I L I F T M R
X Y R E L P A T S G R X A P E
S E R U B B E R P E O R J P H
E N U N E P R X T S K O O X S
P O B D F E G I R E I H M K I
O H T C P O R O R X E R S T U
L P J A T W S S U P R E U L G
E E P O E S R Q A C O L C R N
V L M P I J K T O X V U Z S I
N E Y C O P O J I L S R S P T
E T S F I L E S N P J K L M X
Y R O P L A B E L S E T S A E
R J M E N E Y P O P U X N T E
A X S R R E N P R A H S E S R
I A C B D E S L I C N E P F I
D E S K T I K D I A T S R I F



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*****   HELLO AND GOODBYE   *****

Our first hello is to welcome our new lock keeper Max Suffield. His wife and family, Max is, as far as my records show about the twenty first lock keeper at Sandford since the Thames Commissioners began, (give or take a few).

Two long serving predecessors were Tommy Goldhawk with around 26 years at the lock, and Stephen Blake with 34 years. So Max has many years to look forward to.

Its goodbye to Albert and Elsie Partridge who have moved away from the village. Albert was born in the village, and except for his war service in the RAF, spent his working life at the Paper Mill. Both were regular helpers in village affairs, in particular with the Forget-me-not Club, and church work. They were also regular visitors to the House Bound. I think we can say without contradiction, 'Albert & Elsie' you will be missed.

The passing of another member of an old Sandford family, Albert (CHUM) Osborne, who, died in Birmingham and was brought to Sandford for burial on Friday 21st December.

Also on December 10th 1984 Dr. Kenneth Dewhurst of the Farm House, Rock Farm, (The Manor House).


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* ***** ELBE REMOVALS LIMITED ***** *
* Tel No OXFORD 725070 (Day-time) *
* OXFORD 716537 (Evenings only) *
*For efficiency and realistic prices*
* FULLY INSURED AND FREE ESTIMATES *
* FULLY EXPERIENCED REMOVAL STAFF *
* CONTAINERISED STORAGE *
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*****   SANDFORD LINK   *****

Since taking over the Sandford Link in mid 1983, I have tried to make. it as interesting and informative as possible. I do want contributions for the magazine as it is extremely difficult to know what is going on in the whole of the village. Please write something about your little patch or experiences. All copy needs to be to me by the 20th of each month. My home address is 18 Main Avenue, S.O.T. My home telephone number is 716537 evenings only and 725070 daytime only.

If you live in the village you can always leave a note for me at


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42 Henley Avenue, Sandford-On-Thames, apart from this I will be only too willing to come and collect anything you have.





EDITOR: Lawrence Boyd, 18 Main Avenue, Sandford-On-Thames. OXFORD OX4 4YT.
PUBLISHED BY:- Sandford Parish Council.
Printed by:- Protoprint


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INDEX - Archive Issue 37. February 1985.

Page 1 Parish Council Notes.
Page 2 Listen For Lent.
Fashion Show.
Page 3 Group Leaders.
Visitors to Sandford.
Page 4 Sandfords new Pastor.
Village Hall Committee.
Page 5 Word Search.
Page 6 Hello and Goodbye.
Sandford Link.
Page 7 Editor.
Page 8 Advert.





COPYRIGHT © 1985 by The Link Committee.
Reproduced with permission.





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