Cake & Cockhorse | Banbury Museum

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.

In the search-box below, type your search term, then click the image of the spy-glass. For example, type ‘The Three Tuns’. Up will come a list of 32 items (in 0.36 seconds) relevant to the pub of that name. Hover your cursor over the first line of an entry until the cursor turns into a hand – then click. You will see an excerpt from the Cake & Cockhorse journal. 

(If you choose to pursue e.g. the page referred to as 16.3.99 (Volume 16, number 3, page 99), you will have to go to the Cake & Cockhorse Index, seek Vol. 16.3, click to expand and search for page 99 (which comes below page 100 as 9 is bigger than 1!!  Good luck!)

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 Chris Day<>.  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.