Your weekly round-up of local news for 20 – 26 November.
One of the most prestigious houses in Oxford, let alone Headington, is on the market for a mere £5.25m. High Wall in Pullen’s lane has been up for sale since the summer but it’s popped up again on my news feed. Here’s a description of it on Prime Resi (‘Journal of Luxury Property’), and here’s Savills listing. The garden, but not the house, is Grade II listed. As always, headington.org.uk has all the history.
Headington’s Christmas lights will be switched on next Friday (1 December). I’m told there will be carol singing and mince pies!
The shop that was Electric Aids in Windmill Road has opened as Homewood Funeral Directors – Headington’s fourth undertakers.
In a rare example of a communnity pub making a comeback from closure, the Ampleforth Arms in Risinghurst opened on Saturday. All those concerned deserve hearty congratulations. Here are their opening hours for the rest of the week. Which leads me onto …
My favourite Headington-related tweet:
The very first pint has been served as the Ampleforth Arms reopens its doors tonight – and of course it’s a pint of Shotover @TheOxfordMail pic.twitter.com/EOgMcd5cjz
— William Walker (@OxMailWilliamW) November 25, 2017
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Nielsen House