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Albion Tavern, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Date of photo: 2010

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The Albion Tavern was situated on Burford Road. This pub closed in September 2010 and was demolished in June 2011. Seven houses now stand on the site.
Source: Chris Eades
 
I used to live there in 1957. I was 15 at the time and Mom & Dad were the licensees. Mom & Dad were Flo and Charles Webb. We moved there after “The Parrot Inn” in the market place closed down. I remember the school teacher that lived across the road from the tavern, rain or shine he mowed the grass regularly, sometimes he was covered head to toe with wet green grass. I live in Australia now and went back for a month in November 1999. I was told that there is a commemorative plaque dedicated to Dad somewhere in Chipping Norton but I couldn’t locate it.
When I left school I worked in BAINS cycle shop for a while before working at Bliss Tweed Mill. After that I worked for Cotswold Springs as lorry driver’s mate delivering to a wide area. I often think of the folks I associated with in my teens and I look back and wonder if anyone (male or female) ever thinks of me. It would be interesting to do “catch-up” with folks from my past.
Tom Webb  (October 2018)
 

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Name Dates Comments
Liz Cawte 1960-1977 John & Jan Cawte.
Tom Webb 1957 I lived there in 1957. I was 15 at the and Mom & Dad were the licensees.