List of street names in Harwell Parish. Please use the comment form at the end of the page to add more information or send corrections. This is very much work in progress. Thanks to Harwell Parish Council for access to minutes, and for additional information gained during my time on the parish council. David Marsh
The programme for the 2019 Harwell Feast refers back 60 years to the 1959 Feast when money was raised for the setting up of the village hall. It was reported that negotiations were proceeding between the parish council and the technical institute for the purchasing of the institute by the parish. In the end that […]
At the 1993 Harwell Feast, the FOX FM helicopter was kept busy giving rides over Harwell.
The Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society has published in its annual journal a report on the archaeological excavations that took place in Talbot Close in 2014 and 2015. The excavations were overseen by Wessex Archaeology, and are the result of Taylor Wimpey’s commissioning the work, the planning process having failed to formally request the excavation. […]
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 […]
2019 Calendar now available.
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 […]
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 […]
Instead of a seasonal photo quiz, why not have a go at the Harwell History Trail over the Christmas holidays. This short walk round the village was devised for the special exhibition of Harwell in the Wars organised by the Harwell History Group. The walk starts and ends at the Village Hall and passes many […]