Chadlington is a popular village in West Oxfordshire nestling on the northern slopes of the Evenlode Valley between Chipping Norton to the north and the Wychwood Forest / Charlbury to the south. This is our Village Website – all residents, visitors and others interested in the village are welcome to contribute news and events. Just click on ‘Contact Us’ at the foot of the page.
October in Chadlington
As the weather begins to cool and we reach the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, we can reflect on the year coming to an end but also on the promise of the next year to come. The ‘romantic’ poet John Keats wrote “How beautiful the season is now – how fine the air. A temperate sharpness about it – I never liked the stubble fields as much as now – Aye better than the chilly green of the Spring.”
His lovely poem To Autumn (read it on the ‘Poem of the Week website www.potw.org) was written in September 1819 only 18 months before his untimely death at 25 from tuberculosis.
To cheer the darker evenings why not enter a team for the new Tite Inn Quiz season. The first Quiz night is on Sunday, 23rd October (note revised date) and new teams (from within and outside the village) are very welcome. Contact Nigel, the grand Quizmaster, to enter a team – see the events page for more information. There is also the WI Harvest Supper and other regular events, such as the Soup Lunch and weekly afternoon teas, offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy meeting others locally.
If you want to enjoy the cooler days get out and about to see the beautiful Autumn colour in the nearby Wychwood Forest. Visitors and tourists are also well catered for in Chadlington with a nice range of holiday cottages listed on this website under local information/places to stay.
FINALLY, A REMINDER, THE CLOCKS WILL GO BACK ONE HOUR ON SUNDAY, 30TH OCTOBER AT 2 A.M.
If you know of any other events coming up, please send the details through to the Editor via the ‘Contact us’ link below