Kidlington News Magazine

We're going online for the duration

While the COVID-19 lockdown continues we cannot distribute the Kidlington News in its usual magazine format.

We have therefore created a website which contains the articles and information that you would expect to find in the magazine including links to sources of advice and help in dealing with the crisis.

If you wish to submit information or an article please email it at any time to so that the Editors can check it and deal with any queries before it is posted.

We apologise to all readers who are not on the internet and wish to assure everyone that we will resume ‘normal service’ as soon as we can. The subscriptions for issues which have not been published will be credited.

As we cannot contact all our readers directly please do all you can to spread the word that the website is available.

With best wishes to you all, Henry Brougham, Chairman, Kidlington News Editorial Board

The April 2020 edition is now published. It contains tributes to Paul Davies and Ken Marsland, memories of the "Schoolgirls' Strike" and other articles. We also have reports from the churches, councils and local organisations. But as it was being prepared for printing (which seems a lifetime ago) it was already clear that many events were being cancelled and plans changed. So there was no "What's On" etc. The issue was printed just before the lockdown came into force and we are very grateful to those distributors who were able to deliver to subscribers as normal. However, this wasn't possible for everyone and those not delivered to by hand will be receiving their copy in the post within a few days. It has not yet been possible to supply all our usual shop outlets, so please bear with us in these unusual times.

The March 2020 edition contained articles including a tribute to Trevor Marlow, who served the Kidlington News and St Mary's Church with such gentleness and warmth over many years. It also had a film review, a book review, items from local organisations seeking supporters and a delicious easy pasta recipe. As always there were reports from the Councils, Churches, Schools and many Local Organisations, as well as announcements and information about What's On in the coming month. Back issues are available by contacting Margaret Day,, 01865-375916.

In the February 2020 edition we said farewell to our good friend and supporter, Robert Windle, and congratulated the winners of the Broadway Post Office Christmas Charity Draw in aid of BBC Children in Need. Back issues are available by contacting Margaret Day,, 01865-375916.

The January 2020 edition included news of the Kidlington & Hampton Poyle 800 celebrations, including the special Souvenir Booklet which remains on sale. It had notes on Kidlington's Nobel prize winners and the Oxford Bus Museum. And if you had left-over clementines from Christmas you could try the recipe for Clementine and Almond Cake. Back issues are available by contacting Margaret Day,, 01865-375916.