Two books this month, both non-fiction, share tenuous links with each other, from The Old Hall Bookshop, Brackley.   The first is “The Natural History of Crime” by Patricia Wiltshire, the UK’s leading forensic ecologist.
World War 1 is Brackley Community Museum’s new exhibition that will be on display from the end of July until the middle of November. If you have any items of interest relating to the history of Brackley that you would be willing for the museum to exhibit, they would love to hear from you.
With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with a picnic, particularly as we are so lucky to be surrounded by some beautiful countryside to explore. Westbury Community Shop and Café is your one stop shop for either freshly made sandwiches to take away or eat in.
Lewis Hamilton has finally had his moment again at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and returned to the top of a Formula 1 podium.  Two and half years after he last won.  He broke the record for wins at a single track, and did it in front of the best British crowd.
Brackley Community Museum is a small volunteer run museum based in Brackley Library.  The two cabinets have an exhibition about the history of the town with items on display from local residents which changes three times a year.
Foxlight by Katya Balen is about twin sisters Fen and Rey who were found curled up small with a family of  foxes at the very edge of the wildlands. Against the Odds Against the Odds, The incredible struggles of 20 Great Adventurers is written by Alastair Humphreys, himself an adventurer.
We are keeping all our fingers and toes crossed for a hot and sunny summer here at Westbury Community Shop and Café, and one key ingredient of a summer evening is a bbq.  Check out the recipes in the article.
Get ‘IN THE MOOD’ and join Brackley Jubilee Choir for a concert of light music, including ‘Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo’ by Joseph Horovitz and Michael Flanders, together with classic songs from the Great American Songbook and other concert show-stoppers – which will appeal to all the family. 
With the 80th anniversary of D Day, Brackley Community Museum is looking back at the event and remembering the soldiers on Brackley War Memorial that were lost during World War 2 with an exhibition that will run throughout June and July.
“Dog” by Rob Perry intricately weaves the tale of Benjamin, an 18-year-old lad from the UK, whose life is riddled with anxieties, particularly about illnesses and germs, dictating his daily routines. Egged on by a mate from the local supermarket where they both clock in, Benjamin tentatively agrees to venture out to observe a stranded whale on the coastline, hoping to challenge his own boundaries.
Nothing says summer quite like the sweet, juicy taste of a freshly picked strawberry. A beloved British staple, strawberries are a sure sign that the warmer weather has arrived, along with the crack of a cricket bat and the scent of freshly cut grass. 
Many of us know just how much dogs can make a difference, bringing joy and companionship to our lives.  But for some people, dogs actually make life possible. Dogs for Good is a charity that expertly trains dogs to enable people living with disability, autism, dementia and other challenges to live happier, healthier, more independent lives. 
Morris dancing is a form of English folk dance. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers in costume, usually wearing bell pads on their shins and/or shoes. A band or single musician, also costumed, will accompany them. Sticks, swords, handkerchiefs, and a variety of other implements may be wielded by the dancers. 
Joseph O’Connor’s “My Father’s House” immerses readers in the harrowing realities of wartime Rome, a city gripped by Nazi occupation while the Vatican maintains a precarious neutrality.  Against this backdrop, Father Hugh O’Flaherty emerges as a defiant figure, whose clandestine activities transcend the confines of spiritual matters. Inspired by the true exploits of Father O’Flaherty and his underground network, known as the Choir, O’Connor paints a vivid portrait of courage and camaraderie in the face of unimaginable peril.
At Westbury Community Shop and Café, we are proud to source the majority of our stock from local suppliers.  Our asparagus comes directly from Rupert and Clare Smith at Westbury Asparagus Farm, located right here in our village. This means next to no food miles and the freshest produce possible. 
Brackley Squash Club win their Premier Title decider 4-1 against Abingdon, crowning them the 2023/24 Oxfordshire region Premier Division 1 champions for the 3rd season in a row!
HS2 helping the local community – Throughout 2023, EKFB have been heavily involved in supporting community initiatives in and around Brackley and are continuing their collaboration with communities in 2024.
Brackley Round Table Summer Festival – Following the success over many years of the Brackley Beer Festival, the Brackley Round Table have listened to the changing demand and reviewed the fantastic feedback from the amazing Brackley community and decided to change the name. 
Brackley High Street Survey – UK High streets have been facing a variety of challenges and people are also now using High Streets differently and at different times. Brackley is no exception and to help us to better understand local changes we now need your help to shape ideas for improvements.
The closure of Brackley’s last remaining bank branch is causing concern for many of our residents and visitors, this might make accessing in person banking advice and assistance very difficult or inconvenient.  Brackley Town Council understands these concerns and that not everyone can access banking online or wishes to do so, or that they may have complex transactions or needs where an in-person appointment is necessary.
At the turn of the 20th Century Brackley had two brewers located near the town hall.  Blencowe Brewery and Hopcraft and Norris. Bottles from both of these breweries are quite common and there are a few examples in the Brackley Community Museum.
Birnam Wood, by Eleanor Catton, mesmerises readers with its panoramic narrative that crescendos to an electrifying climax. Nestled amidst the idyllic landscapes of New Zealand, a sprawling farm finds itself marooned in the aftermath of seismic tremors and consequential landslides, severing its ties to the outside world. Sensing an opportune moment, an enterprising activist collective seizes control of the farm, embarking on guerrilla farming endeavours to fuel their progressive aspirations and challenge the status quo.
At The Old Hall Bookshop in Brackley, we host two book groups every month on the first Tuesday and Wednesday. These groups explore recently published paperbacks, with a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Whether you’re looking for book suggestions or information on starting your own group, we’re always here to help.
Natalie Gosher is an independent Travel Agent based in Brackley. By creating entirely bespoke holidays through exclusive access to thousands of flights, hotels, and experiences from every corner of the globe, you are guaranteed exceptional service from beginning to end when planning your next adventure with Natalie.
From bespoke garden rooms and offices in Brackley, to home extensions, kitchen renovations, patios, paving, slabbing and block paved driveways, Hayward’s Carpentry & Construction can help with all your carpentry and building requirements in and around Brackley.
We’re excited to be opening our new Brackley vet surgery in September – we’ll be based in North Brackley on Top Station Road. So far we’ve registered pets from Brackley, Banbury, Bicester, Buckingham and Towcester, and even one or two from farther afield.
Looking for things to do in and around Brackley? Our monthly What’s On guide will keep you up to date with events, days out, clubs & anything else happening in and around Brackley.
Set amongst the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, Evenley Wood Garden is a 60-acre privately owned woodland garden containing a large collection of flowers, trees, shrubs, and wildlife. Hosting a number of themed events throughout the year, Evenley Wood Garden has something for everyone to enjoy whilst in the great outdoors.
With over 50 years of collective experience, Buzzy’s Girls offers solutions to all of the latest hair and beauty trends. You won’t regret a visit to the Brackley high street to visit this very talented local business.
After originally starting his career in the Royal Air Force as a Chef, Danny Webster now uses his catering prowess to great effect as the proud owner of The Old Fire Station Cafe in Brackley.
Neighbourly, one of Britain’s largest home services organisations donated its largest ever amount of food to a nearby food bank to help local residents in need during the festive season.
With clinics based in both Brackley and Witney, clients travel from all over the country for the EK Clinics’ specialist services. Read more about EK Clinic in our interview with Emma Kelliher.
Do you have a question about Brackley? Find the answer here. From the population of Brackley, distances to the surrounding towns, Brackley’s history and much much more.
We are thrilled that you are now able to check out the latest Brackley news and traffic updates here on With our news feed directly populated from the Brackley Town Council website, you can now rely on us for your most up to date news and traffic updates.
Based in Brackley and covering a 40 mile radius, Elements Heating Installations is your local GasSafe registered heating and cooling company that has built a reputation around trustworthiness and quality.
Based in Brackley, Jet Flo Pro’s professional team are dedicated to delivering unmatched exterior cleaning at a range of locations across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire.
Here at, we are proud to announce that we are the new owners of both Life In Brackley and Life In Buckingham magazines.
Having built great relationships with her clients across Brackley and the surrounding villages, Brittany is a mobile beauty therapist who delivers high-quality beauty treatments.
Here at, we are excited to announce that you can now listen to Brackley Community Radio (BCR) online, live from our website!
Creating beautiful custom artificial wreaths, hanging baskets, and home decor using forever flowers, Sophie makes designs that can last a lifetime from her Brackley based business.
Creating vibrant vegan food, Vanessa makes mouth-watering meals from her Brackley based business. Currently offering frozen meal options and takeaways two evenings a week, Love Ness x will be your take out of choice after you’ve read more about her environmentally conscious business.
Francesca founded her upcycle business during the start of the pandemic. Read below as she gives us a special insight her new Brackley based business, Upcycle Studio.
Sarah Jane Stamp, the incredible business woman behind Olive Tree Wellbeing gave us a special insight into her Brackley based acupuncture and holistic therapies business.
Heaven and Stubbs has been established for over 2 decades. During that time, it has built a reputation for quality and service that extends well beyond it’s local base, working with discerning homeowners and design professionals on some of the finest homes in the UK.
We offer straight talking, plain English Mortgage advice in Brackley, we also arrange all the mortgage associated insurances you’re going to need too. We’re located in Draymans Walk, Brackley. Read more… are proud to sponsor the Brackley Open Air Christmas Shopping event this year! A date and location for the Christmas market has been secured… It will be on Sunday 22nd November at the Brackley Cricket Club from 10am.
Forthcoming events were discussed at Brackley Town Council’s Finance & Policy Committee Meeting. With the announcement of further restrictions relating to the current pandemic, Councillors made the difficult decision to cancel the following events for 2020:
Around 100 jobs are available in Brackley at Sainsbury’s newest supermarket, with interviews for positions due to take place from next Wednesday. The 20,000 sq ft site, that includes an internal Argos store, petrol station and car parking for 250, is scheduled to open to customers by Christmas.
Supporting local Brackley based businesses during Covid-19, with free premium listings until 2021.
A very friendly welcome to Brackley, our beautiful and historic market town on the borders of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. 
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