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Welcome to the Chadlington Village Website

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.

April in Chadlington

 

An early Easter and late winter snow has kept many of us indoors, so now is the time to get out and about and make the most of the gradually improving Spring weather.  “April is the cruellest month”* said the poet Elliot but as Chadlington is definitely not a waste land,  we have plenty of pleasant experiences to enjoy in and around the village this month.

 

The Tite Inn’s garden is a beautiful place to spend a spring lunchtime, while the showers hold off and now we have lighter evenings, a outdoor supper could be very pleasant. It’s good to catch up with other locals in a friendly atmosphere. Another daytime opportunity to get together locally continues with the weekly afternoon teas at the Methodist Church. There is also the monthly lunch club at the Memorial Hall on 25th April.

If you’d like to go out further afield we have information about interesting talks this month in Charlbury and Finstock, Burford and Woodstock. At the end of the month the Chipping Norton Literary Festival has many events to enjoy. Volunteering with the Wychwood Project would give you a chance to enjoy being outdoors, as well as enjoying team work with others and learning conservation skills. There are new walks to enjoy with the Costwolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty wardens. For details see the events listed in the Calendar.

 

*April is the cruellest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain.

Winter kept us warm, covering

Earth in forgetful snow, feeding

A little life with dried tubers.

 

First lines from ‘The Waste Land’ T.S. Eliot 1922. Eliot was baptised in nearby Finstock in 1927.

 

 

 

If you know of any events we haven’t listed, please send the details through to the Editor via the ‘Contact us’ link below. We also welcome items of local news and additions or updates to the information pages.

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