Tag Archives: Headington Quarry

Jubilee Weekend Picnic in Quarry Hollow Park

The Friends of Quarry will be holding a Picnic in Quarry Hollow Park on Tuesday 5th June from 12.30-4.30pm. There will be games, stalls, music, activities, food and drink. 

If you would like to get involved please either call Jenifer on Ox 762416 or email friendsofquarry@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!


Cheese and Wine evening – Save the date!

We will be holding a Cheese and Wine evening at the Coach house, Quarry Road, on Friday February 10th at 7.30pm, more details to follow shortly.

Gardening club meeting – 12th October

There will be an open meeting to launch the NEW Gardening Club on Wednesday 12th October at 6.45pm in the Six Bells pub.

We encourage all those with an interest in gardening to attend, from those of you who have never gardened before to those who have a lifetime of gardening and exptertise behind them. Please come along with ideas about what you would ideally want from the club.

We hope to see you there on Wednesday.

New Oxford Half Marathon to pass through Quarry

The route for the Oxford Half Marathon has been released and it will pass through several roads in Headington Quarry. The race, taking place on Sunday 25th September, is a new running event and will raise money for local charity Helen and Douglas House.

The race will start at the Kassam Stadium and follow a one-lap fast and flat route along the eastern bypass before passing through Beaumont Road, Quarry Hollow and Quarry Road on it’s 13.1 mile tour of the City. Full details of the route can be found here.

There are still places available so if you would like to enter please visit the race website at www.oxfordhalfmarathon.co.uk, or alternatively do come and cheer on the runners on the day.

Report: A Guided Tour of Headington Quarry, 9th July 2011

Continuity and Change

Barry Carter, historian and well-established resident of the Quarry, conducted a most enjoyable, interesting and informative walk around Headington Quarry on a sunny Saturday afternoon, for a cluster of 15 or so local folk, curious to learn more of the history of our much loved village.

The winding journey took us from Quarry School Place, with its conservation area plaque, through Quarry Hollow, on to Chapel Alley and the former Methodist chapel, thence to the Recreation Ground, the Village Hall, the Play Park, the Coach House and vicarage, the churchyard with its views to the Glebeland, Trinity Road, Beaumont Road and Quarry High Street, finishing with a most welcome cup of tea and cake at the White House, with the charming hospitality of Anne and David Blackman.

Barry knows his subject like the back of his hand. Entertaining anecdotes, legends and historical facts were at his fingertips as he took us around the alleys we know so well. For example, there were stories of old shops, post offices and schools, blocked pathways, football teams, graves, haunted houses, C. S. Lewis, William Kimber, Morris dancing, the ancient quarries, the old launderers, and more recent developments too. If you are lucky enough to catch Barry on a repeat of the walk, do not miss the opportunity! If not, you may wish instead to cajole him into doing it again.

Ken Weavers.

Guided tour of Headington Quarry 9th July – BOOKING OPEN

***New date announced, booking now open***

Barry Carter, who has lived in the Quarry for many years, will be leading a group through Quarry talking about Continuity and Change on July 9th. The walk will start at Quarry School Place at 2.30pm and will finish with tea at The White House. A place on the walk can be booked by using the form below or by phoning Jenifer Carpenter on 762416. The number of places is limited so early booking is advisable.