It is believed that she based the fictional home of her fictional character Miss Marple called Danemead, which was in the village of St. Mary Mead on Winterbrook House. The frame may date back to the late 15th century and the flint exterior dates to the 17th century.
Built in by Richard Wilder the new foundry was built to support the existing foundry on Fish Street. By this time there was rapidly increasing demand for the towns of cast iron working and equipment so more capacity was essential. During the Third Reform Act the constituency of Wallingford was abolished. Wallingford became part of the Wantage constituency. The Wantage constituency was recreated in Vaizey lost the conservative party whip on 3 September In the town elected three district councillors to SODC.
Since the Wallingford ward has elected a county councillor to Oxfordshire County Council. Wallingford is also run by a town council consisting of 16 members. The town council provides local services including maintenance of important buildings such as the Town Hall. As with the rest of the British Isles and Oxfordshire, Wallingford experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. The River Thames has been a transport route for centuries, and Wallingford's growth as a town relied partly on it. Coal was supplied from North East England by coaster to London and then by barge upriver to Wallingford.
This supply could be unreliable in seasons when river currents were too strong or water levels were too low. In the Oxford Canal consolidated its commercial position by buying an year lease on a wharf on the Thames just above Wallingford Bridge. It fell into disrepair, and the lock was removed in The missing lock is the subject of confusion in Jerome K.
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A ferry had operated at the site from to transport horses across the river where the towpath changed banks. As the removal of the lock and weir meant that this was the longest clear stretch of the upper river, it was an ideal site for rowing, so the Oxford University Boat Club which had long trained here built a boathouse at Chalmore in In addition to the old Wallingford Bridge , a new bridge was built at Winterbrook in to carry the A bypass around Wallingford.
Its relative speed and reliability enabled it to take a large share of goods previously carried on the Thames. The company sold the line to the Great Western Railway in , and it became known as the Wallingford Bunk. British Railways closed the line to passengers in and to goods traffic in , but the track between Hithercroft Road and Cholsey continued in use to serve the now demolished maltings until when BR removed the junction at Cholsey.
However, the line has been preserved as the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway. Presently, the closest regular railway station to Wallingford is in Cholsey , about three miles away. Bus services for the town are operated by Thames Travel. Connector route X2 operates between Wallingford and Oxford via Didcot. Historically, Wallingford was a centre for local trading in livestock and corn as well as the general trade of other goods.
This decreased after the construction of the bridge at Abingdon.
The town developed as a centre for the production of iron and machinery in the 18th century; this continued until the s. The brewing industry was important with two breweries and 17 maltings in the town. This link was ended with the demolition of Paul's Malt in The Lamb arcade was originally known as the Lamb Coaching Inn and In after being derelict for some years was converted into an Antiques Arcade.
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Open Since Champions hardware store has been serving the residents of the town for nearly years. In , Waitrose moved into a new store in the town centre after occupying an old site in the south of the town for decades.
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The new store has sq ft of retail space. A new Lidl is planned to open in on the Hithercroft Road. Wallingford has a selection of the nations big Banking groups. The main employers are primarily on the Hithercroft Trading Estate, established in the s. There are some located at Howbury Park the other side of the river and also at Winterbrook Bridge.
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Rowse Honey is the UK's largest manufacturer of honey and has been located in the town since after being founded in the nearby village of Ewelme in To the south east of the town is the headquarters for the non-profit agricultural organisation CABI. A number of sports societies, clubs and associations are co-located at the Wallingford Sports Park.
Wallingford Hockey Club traces its beginnings to  and now comprises nine senior teams as well as the Wallingford Wildcats youth setup. Since the club has been based in the Wallingford Sports Centre. Wallingford Town F. They currently play in the Hellenic Football League , and their home games are played at the Wallingford Sports Centre. The club has a senior set up which includes fielding three competitive men's senior teams as a development squad and three women's teams known as the Maidens.
The club is still headquartered on the Hithercroft which is now known as the Wallingford Sports Park. There are two Squash clubs in Wallingford. Wallingford Squash Club is in the town centre and the second is located at the Wallingford Sports Park. It had taken place every year in peacetime since the late s, and there is evidence that it existed as early as The regatta was developed as a conventional regatta although it still awards the Wallingford Skiff Regatta Cup.
The regatta was held on the same reach at Wallingford for most of its existence, but river conditions caused problems, and there was a growing need for larger facilities. In the Regatta moved to a new home at Dorney Lake in Windsor where it is still held. The event is the largest single day rowing regatta in the UK. Located on the site of the disused Wallingford marina on the Thames Path, the building designed by Tuke Manton Architects LLP  replaced the club's historic home on the Isis, which was destroyed by fire in The Wallingford Festival of Cycling started in with attendance of In excess of were expected to attend.
The event in was used as the backdrop for the filming of the Midsomer murders episode called breaking the Chain. Breaking the Chain was the third episode of the 18th series. Starting in in the Cross Keys pub, BunkFest usually held in the first week in September, has become the largest free multi-day festival in the UK with an attendance of over 25, in The BunkFest folk music festival combines a broad range of folk music , dance displays, a beer festival and the local Bunk steam railway. It is a not-for-profit festival.
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The festival is intended to appeal to a wide audience. The main stage features light music and dancing during the day and lively folk, folk-rock and world music acts in the evening. Other venues around the town feature a wide variety of acts, ranging from quiet, contemplative folk artists and singer-songwriters to raucous rock bands. It attracts between thirty and fifty dance sides. Founded in , RugFest took two years off due to site refurbishments, returning in The festival was headlined by Scouting for Girls. Founded in the Wallingford vintage car rally takes place on the Kine Croft in mid May with a parade that includes the whole town.
In the number of cars in the parade increased to over with the total number of vehicles on show being just over St John's a primary school , Fir Tree, a junior school , and St Nicholas an infants' school are all located within the town itself, with additional primary schools at Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Cholsey and Crowmarsh Gifford serving the surrounding areas.
Wallingford School is the successor to Wallingford Grammar School founded in when Walter Bigg left money for a school in his will. The school provides the education provision for the Wallingford area for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and Wallingford School also draws pupils from Crowmarsh, Brightwell, Cholsey and Warborough primary schools and occasionally Didcot primary schools. Wallingford is twinned with:. The popular television detective drama Midsomer Murders films in Wallingford and the surrounding area, which poses as the fictional town of Causton in the county of Midsomer.
In the British TV series, Sorry! Corbett's character, Timothy, drank in the Dolphin Public House. It aired in Wallingford used to return two Members of Parliament , cut to one in and none in Its prominent MPs, often not resident, included:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. South Oxfordshire.
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