‘Otmoor 2000 AD: a reflection on an English landscape and its community’

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edited by Bruce Tremayne and Ann Lackie (Lingard)

Published by The Otmoor Group, 2001; ISBN 0-9539682-0-0

This is a book about Otmoor, a unique area just North-West of Oxford. Bruce Tremayne, who initiated the project, wrote in 2000: ‘It is rare indeed in lowland Briain at the turn of the second millennium to find an area of countryside so relatively untouched as Otmoor.’

And thanks to the RSPB and their large wetland Reserve, and the MOD, whose firing range ensures that a large area remains ‘relatively untouched’, Otmoor still (in 2017) remains unique and very special.

The book includes chapters on:

A Sense of Place‘. Bob Bixby

A Boggy Common‘. Bruce Tremayne

Geology. Chris Cheetham

A poem, ‘Swanbeat‘. Sue Edginton

The Last 200 years. Chris Cheetham and others

Wildlife. Ann Lackie (Lingard) with interviews and contributions from local people

Farming. Richard Hawes, Chris Cooper & Alistair Helliwell

The Human Population. Ainsworth Harrison

Village Reminiscences. Betty Roberts

Past Threats, Future Fears, and Hopes. Bruce Tremayne