Cake & Cockhorse – Banbury Museum

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Cake & Cockhorse

Journal archives

Cake & Cockhorse was first published in 1959 and there have been 170 issues since then, with more than 500 articles on the history of Banbury and the surrounding area.




The journal appears thrice yearly and reflects every aspect of local history. It provides opportunities for our members to share their thoughts or to publish the results of their own researchers.

Recent articles have been on such subjects as the Victorian Poor in Neithrop (awarded a prize by the British Association for Local History), the sad life of the second Earl of Downe (whose tomb is in Wroxton church), a Victorian recipe book and the pre-enclosure farming of Somerton.

Cake & Cockhorse is edited by Chris Day, 37 Gaveston Gardens, Hempton Road, Deddington, Oxon OX15 0NX; email  He will be delighted to hear of any possible contributions to the journal.

Volumes 1 — 18 can be accessed online. However, the Society still has hard copies of most issues (apart from the 1960s), and is happy to supply these (FREE) in return for p&p (invoiced with supply) and a modest donation. For an index to all the articles which have appeared from September 1959 – Summer 2013 click here.  To ask for hard copies of back issues, email Margaret Little.

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