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Teddy Bears Picnic

Teddy Bears Picnic

The Earth Trust's Little Acorns are holding a Teddy Bears' Picnic on Monday 29th July and Tuesday 30th July at 10 - 11.30 am.   Price £10 per child.   Under 2s are free.
Little Acorns - Summer Holidays

Little Acorns - Summer Holidays

Summer time fun.   Another Little Acorns event on Tuesday 27th August.   Mindful Moments.   This session is all about connecting with nature and relaxation.
BSR talk by Peter Adamson

BSR talk by Peter Adamson

Meet the author Peter Adamson with stories from his latest book, inspired by events in and around Wallingford.   13th September at 7.30 pm.   Village Hall.

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Bridge Taster Session

Bridge Taster Session

Want to try something new?   Wallingford Bridge Club are running a FREE bridge "taster" on 17th August 9am to 1pm at the club.   Details below or get in touch with Tom Rogerson.
Red Box Gallery

Red Box Gallery

Don't miss the fabulous art display by Brightwell Primary School in the Red Box Gallery.   Colours, textures, faces and forms of summer for all to enjoy! Many thanks to all the teachers and pupils who made it happen.
Wallingford Museum Press Release

Wallingford Museum Press Release

See below for the latest news from Wallingford Museum.   They especially want to highlight the archaeology day on July 20th.   Also if you look at the Wallingford Museum page under Community you will find further information on their activities.

About our village

You may be a visitor, wanting to know more about the village with the weirdest name in South Oxfordshire or you may be a resident.   In either case, we hope you will find something here to interest you.

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is a village of picture postcard prettiness.   Nestling in a hollow below Wittenham Clumps, it has at its heart the CAMRA award-winning Red Lion pub.   Dotted along the narrow streets are picturesque black and white thatched cottages.   There is a school and pre-school, four churches, and a village hall with a thriving volunteer-run village shop adjacent.   The parish stretches to the edge of Wallingford, but the village values its separate identity.

In estate agents' jargon, this is a sought after village, but it is much more than a pretty face. People have lived and worked here for over a thousand years. Where our forebears tilled the land, we are now more likely to toil over computers. However, farming still has an important part to play in shaping the landscape, and we remain firmly in touch with our rural roots.

This is an area that has attracted artists, musicians, scientists and visionaries. Visitors come from all over the world to Mount Vernon, home of the celebrated Bach Flower Remedies. Wild flowers grown in the garden of Mount Vernon are still used to make the mother tincture of these homeopathic treatments, and their creator, Dr Edward Bach, is buried in St James's churchyard in Sotwell.

Feel free to send us your pictures, news and dates for the calendar. If you would like to advertise or create a web page for your organisation, we would also love to hear from you. Just click on the Contact link at the top, or get involved through the Facebook page.