Family and local history in Wantage

White Horse Ancestors A bit about me first, I have been involved in family and local history for coming up to 24 years now, which started when I was a volunteer for the National Inventory of War Memorials project run by the Imperial War Museum, recording information about local war memorials in the Vale of the White Horse. On a personal note, I have traced my own family history back to 1567 in … continue reading

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Great Eight: Awards celebration for Wantage business best

Wantage’s popular independent butchers and a family-run gift shop that is celebrating its 3rd birthday in the town are among the winners of the 2014 Small Business Saturday Local Business Awards. Vincent Montgomery’s Butchers won the Exceptional Customer Service category, while Debbie Reiber-Hodgson’s Spoilt Silly won Best Shop Front. There were also wins for The Bear Hotel in the Best Restaurant … continue reading