S3E27 – Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton

Ah, Chipping Norton! A town that sounds like a minced oath from the 19th century, like “Flaming Nora!” Or “Odds Bodkins!”

Also the town that produced a podcast presenter utterly determined to get to the bottom of local legends, obscure curiosities and whatnot. (It’s James. We’re talking about James.) Please enjoy this love letter to the market town of “Chippy” that could have been James’ debut Edinburgh Festival Fringe show if circumstances were different.*

*Audience’s expectations were much lower.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from Antonio Tempesta’s Horse and Rider, 1595.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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