The Sprout publication
The Sprout is a strictly community project. It happens through the joint efforts of seven prime movers who deal with copy, layout, advertising and deliveries, backed by four directors and a four-person editorial team, and a score or more of willing pavement pounders who deliver it throughout the parish. It is financed entirely through local advertising, and has been recorded as a reason for moving to Botley!
What's in the latest issue?
The Summer issue (number 129) has its usual eclectic mix of articles, including:
- Report on walk along proposed Flood Alleviation Channel
- Immy Howard
- Philip Stevens
- Neighbourhood plan – final consultation
- History of the Botley Baptists
- Essential Tremors
- New library manager
- Brownies, West Way update, letters and much, much more
If you’ve mislaid or recycled your copy already and want to read it again (or any back copies). Don’t forget that Botley Library has spare copies. This edition will have to last you two months, since there is none in August.
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Extra photographs from recent editions
Here are a few additional photographs from major events in the past year that we couldn’t squeeze into the printed version of The Sprout. Click on the headers to reveal or hide them:
Hinksey Meadaow October 2016
Hedge Laying March 2015
|Even more photos can be seen on the Oxford Conservation Volunteers’ website|
Oxford Art Fair - September 2013
Radio Oxford's Big Tour to Botley - June 2013
Photo Competition Results - May 2013
….Views from the top of Seacourt Tower – March 2013 (link to photographs on Flickr website)
Refurbished Library - January 2013
The Sprout Archives
Here are some selected articles and series from past issues that might be of interest to you.
Do you remember...
- Black Horse - Jun 2010 (1.22 Mb)
- Botley's Sporting Past - May 2012 (37.25 Kb)
- Botley's lost pubs - May 2010 (31.85 Kb)
- Carpenter's Arms - Jul 2010 (42.79 Kb)
- Growing up in Botley (pt 1) - Nov 2011 (933.51 Kb)
- Growing up in Botley (pt 2) - Dec 2011 (1.26 Mb)
- Library Campaign (1998) - Nov 2010 (37.56 Kb)
- Litter Blitz - Mar 2010 (61.65 Kb)
- Seacourt Farm - Nov 2009 (341.72 Kb)
- Skate Bowl Campaign - Sept 2010 (825.24 Kb)
- The Fair Rosamund - Oct 2010 (30.98 Kb)
- The George - Oct 2011 (851.67 Kb)
- Westminster College - Dec 2009 (37.87 Kb)