WHEATLEY Village History

The Stagecoach

Private coach-and-four being turned outside Aldens Farm, London Road, east of Wheatley Bridge, Coronation Year, 1937. The top-hatted occupant seems to be en route to a formal social event. A public stagecoach like this ran the London to Oxford road through Wheatley for nearly two centuries until steam took over

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The Railway

‘There was only the train at one time, no buses, but by the 1960s everyone had a car and there were plenty of buses. The train was losing money. Contributed by Phyllis Shepherd (née Washington, born 1907), December 1999 ‘My father, Arthur Bunce, was a platelayer, a linesman on the

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