Several members of DRARA joined local historian Malcolm Graham for an entertaining and informative walk around our area on Saturday afternoon. The event was hugely oversubscribed, so a second event will be organised later in the year.
We have to report the sad news that Peter Marsh, a long-term resident of Divinity Road, has died. Peter Marsh was a renowned social psychologist, some of whose many achievements you can read about here.
We send our condolences to his wife, Patricia, whom he married in 1967, their children, Jessica and James, and their two grandchildren, Emily and Finlay.
• Peter Marsh, social psychologist, born 15 September 1946; died 9 June 2014
We had a beautifully sunny day for this year’s Open Gardens event last Sunday.
On a lovely spring sunny afternoon, people shed unwanted goodies from their homes and lots of neighbours walked our roads to pick up new treasures – or at least things of use! From light bulbs, to a gorgeous curtain to make a matching pair, people had fun finding what might be given away. “I got a new bike and my sister got a stool and badminton Racket!” said Finn aged 10 years.
Our next Freecycle is planned for Sunday 21st September. Let’s hope for good weather then too!
Last weekend we closed the top of Southfield Road to traffic so that children could enjoy an afternoon playing in the street.
As Theo, one of our local residents, said,
‘Delighted to see one of our streets is being closed for play. In an ideal world this would happen all day on all Sundays. Maybe Saturdays as well. I’m old enough (ouch!) to remember when all streets were effectively “play streets” and I played marbles in the gutter and defended a goal that was chalked on a gable wall.
I won’t be playing on Sunday – but I will come for a stroll.’
Here are some photos, and hope to see more children next year!
Oxford Open Doors 2014 is fast approaching and OPT want to make it better than ever.
OPT are looking for a volunteer to help with the administration of Oxford Open Doors to assist our Assistant Director, Jane Baldwin. We are looking for someone to help out for a few days a week in the office.