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 Deddington - at one time Daedintun - means 'the place of the people of Daeda', who was probably an early Saxon lord. Since those times the parish has acquired a lot of interesting history. I have tried to assemble an archive of as much of it - written and verbal - as possible.

The extensive index of headings under which material is archived may lead you to your particular interest or encourage you just to browse. However, If you are looking for a specific name or topic you may find it much easier to select our site search facility via the tab at the top of this page.

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I am always very pleased to hear via email from site visitors and to offer any help that I can.

Rob Forsyth

What's new?

Don Walkers Memories of Deddington - Recycling

Cardinal Newman. On 13 October this year Cardinal John Henry Newman was canonised (made a saint) by the Roman Catholic Church. He was in the process of defining his personal theology when he first came to Deddington to preach on 1 May 1823. On 19th September he visited Deddington to attend a Church Missionary Society meeting where, as he noted in his diary, he delivered the "first speech I ever made." The Cardinal has since become one of the most influential Christian figures of modern times, helping launch the Oxford Movement which aimed to return the Church of England, which split with Rome in 1534, to the teachings and rituals of early Christianity.  The article includes refrence to an excellent booklet Newman at Deddington written by Brian Carter and well worth reading

The stories linking a soldier who died in WWI with an earlier transportee   have come together thanks to one descendant's research