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Publications for Sale

To order copies of titles shown below, please email: norma.aubertin-potter@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

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Our latest publications


Memories of National Service by Bilham Woods - One man's account of his two years of National Service with the Royal Engineers in the 1950's, including service in Kenya during the Mau Mau emergency.  A vivid description of an experience most young men underwent until the end of the 1950's.

Priced at £9 per copy.

Celebrating 800 years of history and community life - A souvenir booklet has been published as part of the celebrations for the 800th birthdays of St Mary’s Kidlington and St Mary’s Hampton Poyle. 

‘Kidlington and Hampton Poyle 800 – Celebrating 800 years of history and community life’ is available, price £5.00, from the Parish Office, St John’s Church, Broadway, Kidlington OX5 1DD; and from several shops in Kidlington including Alison’s Animals, Hair Affair and DrunkDry Microbar.  Copies can also be ordered from https://kidhp800.org/souvenir-booklet/.  Proceeds from sales will go towards the Kidlington and Hampton Poyle 800 building projects fund.

Kidlington and Hampton Poyle 800


The Shipton-on-Cherwell Railway Disaster of 1874

Compiled by John Amor - £3

A History of Church Street Kidlington

Revised by John Amor £2.50

Memories of Kidlington

Volume 5

Compiled by John Amor – £3.00

Memories of Kidlington

Volume 3

Complied by John Amor -£3.00

Sorry, No Bananas - Children's Memories of WWII

by John Amor – £5.00

Kidlington and The Civil War

by John Amor £3.00

Gosford Hill & Oxford Zoo

by John Amor – £3.00

Kidlington Village - its story so far

By John Amor - £10

Kidlington Parish Award 1818

Foreword by Valerie Offord

A History of Oxford Road Kidlington

by John Amor – £3.00

A History of The Schools of Kidlington

by Reg Martin- £3.50

Memories of Kidlington

Volume 2

Compiled by John Amor £3.00

Kidlington's Sacrifice in the Great War

By John Lowe - £10

A History of Banbury Road, Kidlington

by John Amor – £2.50

Thirty Nine years in an Oxfordshire Parish

edited by John Amor- £2.50

Hales Croft, Kidlington

By Professor Michael Seymour – £4.00

A History of Lyne Road and The Rookery

by Norma Aubertin-Potter -£5

Memories of National Service

Bilham Woods - £9 

Kidlington Evacuees

Complied by John Amor – £2.50

The Probate Documents of Water Eaton


edited by Valerie Offord – £2.50

Memories of Kidlington

Volume 1

Compiled by John Amor £3.00

Kidlington In Camera 2

by John Amor £2

A History of Mill Street, Kidlington

Revised edition by John Amor £3.00

A History of St Mary's Church, Kidlington

By John Amor - £5

The Roads of Kidlington & Gosford

By John Amor - £3

A History of Crown Road and Moat Cottage

By Norma Aubertin-Potter – £5.00