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The BBC - 100 years at the heart of national life

The BBC - 100 years at the heart of national life

Talk by Robert Seatter, Head of History at the BBC. In aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees
Red Lion Halloween Party

Red Lion Halloween Party

We will be having an adults Halloween Party on the 29th October and everyone is invited
Cholsey Repair Cafe

Cholsey Repair Cafe

Cholsey Repair Café is back in action and the next session will be at the Cholsey Pavilion between 11.00 and 13.45 on Saturday 20th November.

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Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing

Watch Strictly on the 'Big Screen' on Saturday 30th October at the Village Hall.                                      Tickets available from Monday from the Village Shop.  
Advent Window Trail

Advent Window Trail

The Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Advent Window Trail is back!
This Week's Takeaways

This Week's Takeaways

Takeaway at the Red Lion Wednesday Thursday and Saturday.

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.

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