With thanks to Richard Amphllett for the following research. Richard left Didcot in 1969, having served in the Post Office as a Postman and then the Berkshire Ambulance Service, with a short spell with Wiltshire, he then ended up in Hungerford for 37 years before retiring to Dorset, where he now helps as a volunteer […]
Scanned, so please excuse the moiré patterns.
The aim of the Keep Harwell Rural (KHR) Campaign was to give residents of Harwell the opportunity to have a voice in matters that affect the future of the village. The campaign no longer operates and was wound up in 2017. Follow this link to find an archive of the Keep Harwell Rural website and […]
This article appeared in the Mail On-line on 28 April 2016 just after planning permission was granted for the Valley Park development. A village which dates back to the Domesday Book is set to be ‘engulfed’ by a new estate consisting of 4,000 houses – after the council created a green ‘buffer zone’ just 115ft […]
Sat and Sun 3 and 4 October. 11am – 4pm. 30 years since the village millennium. 100 years since WW1. Almshouse 300 years old???!!! Please come and support us we have lots of new research to show you. Refreshments.
Eric Greenwood is mentioned in the Village for a Thousand Years. His name is now commemorated in Harwell Village, where Taylor Wimpey have named their houses “Greenwood Meadows“, and in Great Western Park, the main spine road will change from Sir Frank Williams Avenue to Greenwood Way as it passes the boundary between Didcot and […]
Remembering General Medical Practice in the 60s and 70s in Harwell Village. These retired GPs, Diana Scott, Bill Couldrick and Alan Wagner remember family doctoring in the 60s and 70s
Photos of the construction of the new playground, and of its opening on 27th October 2012
Notes from minutes of meetings of the Harwell Parish Council. Prepared by Martin Ricketts and published in Harwell News #176 The Parish Council’s consideration of a site for the Rec at the end of the 1st World War was tied up with the discussion of extra housing provision. At the meeting on 29th Nov. 1917, […]
Newspaper cutting from 1932 when the Harwell Bells were rededicated Bells have been rung in Harwell for almost 400 years. In 1932 two additional bells were added to the older 6 which are now the oldest existing ring of 6 in the world. ( See F.Sharpe, The Church bells of Berkshire p 127) Since 1932 […]