18 August

The Folly Tower, standing on Folly Hill, is a wonderful viewpoint over 5 counties and a landmark that can be seen for miles around.

The 104ft high Tower was built in 1935 by the eccentric Lord Berners, the then owner of Faringdon House, for his young friend Robert Heber-Percy.

The style is unusual in that the stark perpendicular building is topped with gothic flourishes and mock battlements. It is the last folly to be built in England.

The Folly Tower is open on the 1st and 3rd Sundays between April and October, 11am-5pm

The 4 acre woodland, with magnificent Scots Pine and broadleaf trees, some over 200 years old, has been developed with interesting and quirky art and structures- the fairly useless bridge, civil war cannon, 24 blackbirds(from Sing a Song of Sixpence), Lord Berners high in a tree, and various animals and birds.

The woodland is always open and a great place for parents and children to spend time, and only a few minutes walk from
Faringdon’s historic market place where refreshments are available.
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The best place for access is a footpath from the Stanford Road (the nearest post code is SN77AQ)

Sunday 1st September 2019

From 2.00pm. Animal Farm. Brass Band, Fun Dog Show, Posh Cars, BBQ. Childrens games, Agricultural & farrier displays. Team Aunt Sally, Bouncy Castle, Refreshments of all sorts. Cake stall and much more.
Entry, Adults£2.00 children free.

21 September

Cancer Research UK (Bampton) Saturday 21st September, 9.30 am until mid-day, Autumn Sale in the Village Hall. Bampton, lots of stalls,all the usual favourites, Tea, Coffee available, admission free. everybody welcome. Doris Cleaver on 01993 850682 for further information.

22 September

Join Parkinson’s UK on Sunday 22 September 2019 at 10am for our ninth sponsored Walk for Parkinson’s - Oxford. We have three exciting new routes, all giving you the opportunity to see some of Oxford’s beautiful, historic buildings as well as its wonderful green spaces. With a walk to suit everyone, choose from 1.5 miles, 4.5 miles or 8 miles. Experience the Radcliffe Camera in its full glory, marvel in the wonderful architecture of the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre, spot hidden Colleges, walk under the famous Bridge of Sighs and stroll across the Oxford University Parks.

Entry fee is £12 for adults and £5 for under 16s and all walkers will receive a Parkinson’s UK t-shirt, plus a medal on completing the walk.

You can find out more and register at www.parkinsons.org.uk/walkoxford or contact the Regional Fundraising Team on 020 7963 3912 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

20 November

Cancer Research UK (Bampton) Wednesday 20th November, Pre Christmas All Prize Bingo, Eyes Down 8.00pm. lots of good prizes plus TWO Jackpots, everybody welcome, Doris Cleaver on 01993 850682 for further information.

29 November

Cancer Research UK (Bampton) Friday 29th November. 7.30pm Quiz Night in the Village Hall, Bampton, teams of FOUR (£20.00 per team) must be pre-entered. Doris Cleaver on 01993 850682 for entry forms or further information.

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