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Village Stores & Post Office AGM

Village Stores & Post Office AGM

Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Colour & Clay Exhibition

Colour & Clay Exhibition

Art and Craft Exhibition. 3rd-4th July.
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 July 3rd 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 Friday and Saturday
BCRT ride

BCRT ride

Andy Lewis is aiming to cycle 500 miles in aid of Bone Cancer Research Trust over 30 days.  He plans various routes around the village and further afield.  Done 300 miles so far.  Look out for that orange BCRT T shirt!
New Pub Rules

New Pub Rules

The Red Lion will be open inside and out from Tuesday 18th.  Here are the new rules...

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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