Meeting 21st January 2020

Talk by David Taylor

The History of the Army at Didcot - Milton Depot & Sutton Courtenay

The area between Sutton Courtenay and Didcot is mostly in the parish of Sutton Courtenay and saw the establishment of an Ordnance Depot for the army during the first world war.

Aerial view of Didcot in the 1950s - Sutton Courtenay parish area outlined in red 

David Taylor's talk outlined the background to the need for the Ordnance Depot as well as how the area was used during both World Wars by the army and later the RAF until the depot closed in 1964.

Aerial view of Ordnance Depot seen from Sutton Courtenay

When the land became vacant, the power stations were constructed on the site so the area has had an impact on nearby villages such as Sutton Courtenay and Milton over many years.  

Venue: Sutton Courtenay Village Hall Committee Room

Tuesday 21st January 2020 7.30 pm

About the Speaker

David Taylor is Chairman of Didcot & District Archaeological & Historical Society and writes about historical subjects relating to Didcot and the surrounding area.  He is also a tour guide in Oxford

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