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Chat online in Didcot, United Kingdom. With over M users on Badoo, you will find someone in Didcot. Make new friends in Didcot at Badoo today!. The demolition of the remainder of the Didcot A Power Station, near to where a building collapse killed four men, has been scheduled for Most prominent, however, has been the finding of the 'Didcot Hoard,' a pot full of gold Roman coins dating from AD 54 to They may have been a free gift.

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Another important family in the parish were the Brunces from Harwell and Sutton Courtenay. At the time of the Domesday SurveyDidcot consisted of a church and twelve homes housing perhaps seventy people. Bythere were thirty-nine adult males perhaps peoplea figure that was pretty constant until the early 18th century, although had dropped from the previous century, probably due to the Black Death. The villagers farmed the open field system, mostly growing barley and raising sheep.

The common grazing land was at 'the Marsh,' north-east of the village. It was only finally enclosed in Villagers' grain was ground in a windmill that stood on Windmill Hill just west of the village. Some of the cottages still standing in Didcot date from the 15th century.

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Many more were built in the following two centuries. It was the village school inbut was previously called 'Lydalls' after the family of that name who moved there from Ipsden in Oxfordshire in But they only stayed until Other important families around this time included the Blakes of Manor Farm and the widespread Sawyers. Sir Francis let him stay on his farm, but Richard quickly fell into arrears and, inhe was arrested and thrown into prison in Reading or Abingdon.

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He was later released but, the following year, another warrant was issued for his arrest as he also owed money to the Blake family. Officials arrived in Didcot from the Fleet Prison in London to arrest Richard, but he shut himself up in his house and threatened to kill anyone who helped them.

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A large crowd gathered outside and a riot ensued, involving lots of Sawyer's neighbours who disliked him intensely. He claimed in the Court of the Star Chamber that his own son, also Richard, had caused the riot along with Sir Francis. The outcome of the case is unknown. The Sawyers were Royalists during the Civil War.

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Edward Sawyer served with the King in Oxford. Didcot was severely affected by the many troops marching through the area at the time. In Maythe main contingent of Royalist cavalry were quartered in the village, followed by Parliamentary soldiers shortly after they left. Inthe Great Western Railway arrived in Didcot when the line from London and Reading to Bristol was laid through the parish, because the landowners around Newbury prevented it from taking the more direct route.

Abingdon, under the influence of Lord Wantagewas also opposed to the railway in its early years.

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So Didcot gained tremendously from such backward thinking communities when the station was built just east of the village. These made Didcot Station an important centre for military logistics during the Western front Campaign and the build up to D-Day. The station is, of course, now known as Didcot Parkway. Largely based on the work of B F Lingham The station's name helped to standardise the spelling "Didcot". This line, designed to provide a direct link to the south coast from the Midlands and the North avoiding the indirect and congested route via Reading and Basingstoke, was built in —82 after previous proposals had failed.

It never independently reached Southampton, but instead joined the main London and South Western Railway line at Shawfordsouth of Winchester.

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Northbourne's First World War memorial, outside the new St Peter's church built in In the Second World War there was so much military traffic to the port of Southampton that the line was upgraded. The northern section between Didcot and Newbury was made double track. It was closed for 5 months in —43 for this to be done. Several of the bridges in the area of Didcot and the Hagbournes were also strengthened and rebuilt. Although passenger trains between Didcot and Newbury were withdrawn inthe line continued to be used by freight trains for a further four years, and there was regular oil traffic to the north from the refinery at Fawley near Southampton.

But in this traffic also was withdrawn, and the line was then dismantled. The last passenger train was a re-routed Pines Express in Maydiverted due to a derailment at Reading West. A section of the abandoned embankment towards Uptonnow designated as a Sustrans route, has views across the town and countryside.

Originally, the Ladygrove development was planned to be complete bybut the plans for the final section to the east of Abingdon Road were only announced in A Thames Travel bus on route 98 on Greenwood Way in the new Great Western Park estate Before the Ladygrove development was completed, a prolonged and contentious planning enquiry decided that a 3,home development would be built to the west of the town, partly overlapping the boundary with the Vale of White Horse.

Designed by Ellis William Architects, the centre is clad with silvered aluminium panels and has a window wall, used to connect the building with passing shoppers.