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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  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 - £5 this includes map

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

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