A look back in time!

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Hornton's very own treasure, the Anglo Saxon Brooch, (see photo above) is now on display in the Banbury museum. Why not pop along and take a look at what was discoverd in the ground around our church.


Hornton VE Day 75 years Celebration


A time in history, a day in history not to be forgotten. VE day under coronavirus lockdown. Although a day to celebrate, it's also a time to commemorate, we remember all those that lost their lives.  

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History Group Churchyard Survey

The history group survey is nearly completed! With the majority of the work documented I can finally show the results of our hard work.

The whole group spent many hours on hands and knees trying to decipher the fading text on many grave stones. It then spent many months waiting to be uploaded onto a computer and into a searchable document. So thanks to Steve Woodcock it's ready to see the light of day. We still have a few inscriptions and photos to sort but if you're interested why not have a look!


Click on search and enter your family name

The group started in 2007 and we now meet on the second Thursday

Of the month in the pub. (Please check before attending as we do have to make changes to the date depending on other events) We are a very informal group so please feel free to dip in and out as you see fit. We discuss various topics as well as organising trips and walks. We have already run successful events such as our cheese and wine, ironstone film and photos, Edgehill battlefield walk, Flora Thompson walk, Roman evening and a very successful trip to the Imperial War Museum.

We have also completed a Hornton Year Book, this was a continuation of books put together by the W.I. back in 1965 and 1985. Unfortunately we missed the 20 year gap but completed our book in 2008.

We welcome new members so why not join us at our next meeting....


Days gone by!


The History group


Village green


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This talk was held earlier in the year.


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The Village & Beyond

By Jim Tanner

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Hornton FC

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Plans for Hornton Men's war memorial in progress

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Hornton Anglo Saxon Brooch

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An enjoyable morning detecting in Laurie and John's garden


As far as we know, we don't think that Hornton lost any of it's men during the second world war. I'm sure though like the rest of the country it suffered in many other ways throughout the war and there after.

It did though join in the celebrations with a village street party. If anyone has any stories about the event or photographs, we would love to share them online. Please send me an email with any details you have.



Although under coronavirus lockdown Hornton did come out and celebrate VE day 2020. With flags and bunting, a glass in their hands and 2 metres between each other, the village had a sort of street party.

VE Day Graveyard survey

Church Yard Survey


We have the first draft of our church yard survey available for you to peruse here on the history website. Just click on the link below to access the survey, you can search for the name of your family with the pdf search facility. We still need to ratify all the data so you might find a few errors, please let us know if you do.