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Kirstie ties the knot!
Official Cropredy photographer, Kirstie Handley, finally made an honest man of her 'beau', Paul in Italy recently.
The ceremony was for close family but a 'do' was later held in North Yorkshire (where they live) for their extended family and friends. Fairport were represented by Gareth Williams and his wife Rebecca.
Paul originally proposed to Kirstie in Rome on a surprise holiday. Apparently, Paul suggested a weekend away and Kirstie, thinking this meant another hill-walking trip (?) packed accordingly. More...
The Cropredy Bells Come Home!
This morning at St Mary's Church in Cropredy, people had an opportunity to view the church bells for the last time for a hundred years.
The six old bells and the new Fairport Convention and St Mary bells were blessed as part of the Sunday morning service.
The bells will be hauled back up to the belfry on Monday morning and will not be brought down until their next overhaul which will be in about 100 years time. More...
Festival Site in May.
After the dryest and warmest April on record, the farmers have finally had their prayers answered and we have had rain in north Oxfordshire.
Following a site visit and just before the heavens opened, we managed to get some snaps of the fields - just so you know they're still there!
For further pics, have a look in the gallery.
All Quiet in the Cropredy Bell Tower!
The six Church bells of Cropredy's St Mary The Virgin Church have been removed for a well earned service.
The bells, seen here in a photo by Cropredy's Bryan Lillywhite, have been taken to Whites of Appleton, the bell hangers, where the various ringing parts will be repaired or replaced.
The two new bells, the treble 'St Marys' and the second 'Fairport', will join the other six at Whites and will hopefully be ready for hanging in the Autumn. More...