It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

It was in Devon as a young naval officer, training at Britannia Royal Naval College, that Prince Philip met and later married Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not surprisingly therefore the County has been important to them both throughout their lives and they have visited us here many times.

We give thanks for a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.

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by | April 11th, 2012

2 – 5 June 2012

Celebrations start on Saturday with a party in and around the Pannier Market featuring live music and games, followed the next day by a Banquet.

On Sunday the Combined Churches Together are planning an open air service, with songs of praise, cream teas and games in the park in Westexe.

On Monday a Street Tea Party from the Town Hall to Banbury’s, with numerous competitions, along with live music.

The Grand Western Canal rangers will also be holding their version of a street party, a towpath party, in the canal basin on the Monday.