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Colour & Clay Exhibition

Colour & Clay Exhibition

Art and Craft Exhibition. Postponed to 14th-15th August.
Do You Know Your Village? Trail

Do You Know Your Village? Trail

Why not put your knowledge to the test and come along to the recreation ground on August 21st from 2pm to register and take part in the trail to find out?


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This Week's Takeaways

This Week's Takeaways

Takeaway at the Red Lion Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Roy Thorpe RIP

Roy Thorpe RIP

Roy’s funeral will be at St Agatha’s at 2.30pm on Monday 9th August.
Flower and Produce Show 2021

Flower and Produce Show 2021

The Schedule and Entry Form for the Flower and Produce Show is now available...

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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