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Sweatbox Rock in the Park #wantage

Sweatbox Wantage and White Hart Music Live! are working in conjunction to bring you a fabulous event for the third year running. We will have a mix of strictly local acts performing from 12pm-7pm and there will be a range of super local stalls to visit too! Opens Saturday 11th July 2015 with local ceilidh band Melobo www.melobo.co.uk The long running annual 2 day live music festival … continue reading

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Defibrillators in red phone boxes

Minutes Matter for MPs to help save lives A national campaign to convert red phone boxes into defibrillator stations in villages around the country is calling on MPs to get involved to help complete a national network. “We already have 150 defibrillators in red phone boxes in villages across the country, but we need hundreds, maybe thousands more to create a true national network, where a … continue reading

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National Independents’ Day #wantage

Wantage town team sets out its stall for national Independents’ Day Wantage’s town team will showcase what’s in store at 25 local shops with a stall on the town’s Saturday Market for national Independents’ Day on July 4th. They’ll challenge shoppers to match up the items with the name of the shop in Wantage or Grove that they come from in a prize draw competition, with £25 vouchers to spend at … continue reading

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Watermill Theatre comes to Wantage

The Watermill Theatre in association with Reading Rep Theatre Company and Opera Unmasked presents A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD Meet colourful historical figures, take to the great battlefields, marvel at fabulous works of art and ground-breaking scientific discoveries in the brand new Watermill Theatre touring production, A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, in association with Reading Rep … continue reading

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Train to be a Counsellor #wantage

Train to be a Counsellor - Open Morning Wantage Counselling Service are running the Introduction and Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills from Sept 2015, this is the first step towards obtaining a Diploma in Counselling Skills On Sat 4th July and 1st August our doors will be open for anyone who wishes to discuss the course and find out more information. Our Clinical Lead, some … continue reading

Flamenco Evening Cheque

#Wantage Counselling Service

Fiona Roper presented a cheque to Trustees Helen Carter and Adrian Rance on Thursday 11th June 2015 for £1500. This was half the monies raised from April’s Mayor’s Charity Flamenco Evening at The Beacon, Wantage. It has been an extremely good few weeks recently, along with the Flamenco Evening donation, Wantage Counselling Service have also received donations of £195 from Wantage … continue reading

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Pilot Project for New Mums

Pilot Project for New Mum's starting Monday 6 July 10-11.30m for 6 weeks at Wantage Memorial Park in Manor Road. These are drop in sessions at a cost of £5 after the initial session. The session will involved meeting up with an instructor and go through a variety of outdoor activities. There will also be a Mum and Baby Yoga Session, advice on healthy eating and a home exercise DVD will be … continue reading

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Ed Vaizey Parish News June 2015 #wantage

The General election campaign was a chance to hear about a lot of issues that concerned you.  It won’t surprise you to hear that the main concern I encountered was about housing development.  I was, therefore, extremely pleased to hear that the Vale of White Horse Local plan is due to go before the planning inspector in September.  Once it has been adopted the Vale can take proper control of … continue reading

Wantage French Twinning

French Market and Twinning

French Market The French Market (organised by Marches de France), will be coming to Wantage Market Place on the 26th June 2015 from 9 am - 5 pm. It is a lively and colourful event and the organisers are awarding a prize to the winners of a French themed competition on that day. French Twinning Wantage, Grove and District Twinning Association will be manning a stall and raffling a basket of … continue reading

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Wantage Shopping Guide

As part of the 'Wantage is Great' project, the Wantage Shopping Guide has been produced. wantage.com/wantage-shopping-guide It lists all the shops in the town and includes a map of the town centre. As part of the overall project to raise visibility and awareness of the independent retailers in Wantage, the Shopping Guide is both for local residents, to remind them of the great variety of … continue reading

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Found some more photos i took down Grove street. They are not very good, i'm a rubbish photographer. My kids are in some of the shots, so must be a good 16 or 17 years ago i reckon. But 1 or 2 odd things have changed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kayleigh O'BrienDeanna Goodenough your window display by the looks of it xx

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Deanna Goodenoughit would be 2000 thats when i started at clovers and we painted the facia in orange in 2001

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Kayleigh O'BrienGood memory mum lol xx

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Sylvia CoxAh, Clovers. I loved going in there!!

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Pete Nobesnice to document

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Lynne RoperI think your photos are very good.
Love the character of grove st.

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Michael GeorgeWas there a fish and chip shop on Grove? I remember always getting 6d worth of chips after Boy Scouts. Am I wrong?

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Emma JonesI'm adverse to change, why can't things stay as they are? So glad you took these photo's. x

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Susan BrownLovely photos Wills Joyce.

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Susan BrownWhen I was young it was a two way street!

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Sue CarverI used to work in Mason Gay hairdressers which was at the bottom near Gaston Lane I remember Babs and Mack coal shop was in Grove Street opposite a garage

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Angie Stock-ChristieApart from the modern cars time has stood still.

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Sylvia DownsI can't remember a fish & chip shop in Grove street Michael George but there was one in Mill Street and another in Wallingford Street.

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Michael GeorgeSylvia, you are correct it was the one on Wallingford St. I peeled potatoes at the one on Mill St. My father did not approve. Funnily enough he opened a fish and chip shop years later in the U.S. I told him I did not approve, he never gave me a free sample!

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Bernard HarrisMy son has recently bought No 20 Grove Street. Has any one any old photos?

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Sally BurgessFabulous memories. I remember Erbsmails and Chandlers yard. There was a grocery store which sold exclusive produce but I can't remember its name- I think it begins with a 'C'. Also remember the newspaper office. My parents called in there to get a copy of a picture of me in The Wantage Herald. I remember Liz Dennet used to live in a cottage in Grove Street.

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Andrew PunterCullens ?

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Sally BurgessAh yes Andrew that was it!! Thank you.

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William DownsThe shop name beginning with C was Coulsons. Albert Coulson owned and ran it.

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Hilary WalkerLooking on Ancestry it seems most of my ancesters on my Mothers side lived in and around Grove Street.

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To the yobs who tried to kick in the doors of maud house last night yes you were succesful in frightening the old ladies that live there, hope you feel good about yourselves today, i did send the police your way and hope they caught up with you all - MORONS ... See MoreSee Less

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Michael DanversThat's shocking this used to be the quiet end of town

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Hanna-Ellen PhelanWankers. Wtf is wrong with people in this place?! There are so many absolute tossers who ruin this beautiful town for the decent people who live here!

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