Acknowledgements and Sponsors


Acknowledgements by the author

I am indebted to many people who have helped in various ways in the course of researching and writing this book.

I would like to thank particularly the following, who have made available to me photographs and documents, without which this book could not have been published: The Marquess of Northampton, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Warwick County Record Office, Tysoe Church, the late Mr J Quinton, Mr K Oliver, Mr E Kaye, Mr D Burge, Shipston Local History Society, Mr J King, Mrs M Stranks, Mrs P Burden, Mr A Kedros, Mrs V Varney, and Miss S Straw, Mr B Bloxham, Mr J Hemmin, Mr D Packman and Mr P Paxton.

The following newspapers have granted permission for me to reproduce photographic material: The Banbury Guardian, The Birmingham Post and Mail Ltd, Coventry Newspapers Ltd, Evesham Journal Series, Motoring News and The Stratford-upon-Avon Herald.

Photographs which do not carry a source name are mainly from the collection of K. Wyles.

I have tried without success to establish the name of the author of the article concerning The Old Elm Tree reproduced inside the front cover.

To the following for their support, their time and contributions: Mr P Billing, Mr C Cox, Mr B Edwards, Mrs J Hancox, Mr E Heritage, Mr P Hibberd, Rev D Knight, Mr A Lomas, Mr J and Mrs K Medlin, the late Mr J Quinton, Sibford School, Mrs D Smith, Mrs J Smith, Mr B Tarver, Mr F Tarver, Mr E Townsend, Tysoe Local History Society, Tysoe Parish Council and Mrs E Wyles.

To Colin French, of H.E. Boddy & Co Ltd, for his assistance in writing and editing copy.

I am grateful to all sponsors listed for their invaluable financial assistance, and I hope that they will all be pleased with the finished book.

I would like to thank my family, wife Liz, sons Mark and Lee, and daughter Rachel for their support and encouragement during the many hours spent researching, interviewing contributors and typing

into the late night hours.

A generous grant was awarded to Tysoe Local History Society by the Millennium Festival Awards for All programme, which has been an important factor in enabling this book to be published.


Millennium Festival Awards for All programme
Mr and Mrs Beeny
Mr B Bloxham
Mr and Mrs M Bowman
Mr J Brain
Mr R Brisker, Silver Fern Trading
Mr and Mrs K Brooks
Mr D and Mrs B Burton
Mr N and Mrs J Butcher
Miss J Canning
Mr and Mrs B Caswell
Mr R and Mrs S Clark
Mr R and Mrs M Cochrane
Mr R and Mrs M Coles
Mr and Mrs J Gardiner
Mr and Mrs D Gibbs
Mr and Mrs J Gibbs
Mr and Mrs M Gibbs
Mrs M Gibbs
Mr C Goodman
Mrs J Goodman
Mr P Goodman
Mrs S Goodman
Mr and Mrs A H Higgins
Mr G and Mrs J Hirons
Mr M. Hoggins
Miss P Hoggins
Mr T Hoggins
The Hook Norton Brewery Co Ltd
Mr Patrick and Mrs Erica Jackson
Mrs G Jeffes
Keyteam Plumbing and Heating
Mrs M Kitchen
Rev D Knight
Mr D L and Mrs J G Lindsay
Mr and Mrs C Locke, R Locke and Son
Mr A and Mrs M Lomas
Mr and Mrs J Longbottom
Mr and Mrs A Macfarlane
Mrs P Marland
Mr J and Mrs G Meredith
Mr Fred Parker dec’d (Ex Tysoe Post Office)
Mrs E Paul and Mr D J Paul D.F.M. A.E., M.I.FIRE E
Mr D W Paxton
Mrs M Paxton
The Peacock Inn, Tysoe
Mr J and Mrs B Pegg
Mr T and Mrs A Pendleton
Mr K and Mrs C Plant
Mrs S Price
Mr T Rigg
Meg Rivers Cakes and Gifts by Post
The Roache Family, David, Gillian, Sally and Carol
David and Andrew Rose
Jan and Mike Rumke
Mr J and Mrs E Scott
Mr and Mrs C P SeweIl
Mr and Mrs M Sewell
Mr M and Mrs S Thomas,
Martins of Tysoe
Mr and Mrs D Timms
Mr and Mrs J Tongue
Mr and Mrs T Trought
J.R.Tustian and Co Ltd
Julian Tyrrell Felt Roofing Ltd
Tysoe Flower Show and Fete Committee
Tysoe Social Club
Tysoe Utility Estate
Mr and Mrs B Waitt
Mr R and Hon. Mrs F Waley Cohen
Phil and Trudie Walker
Mr D and Mrs H Walkey
Mr D and Mrs J Walton
Mr Derek Walton
Mr A and Mrs B Wield
Mrs M Wyles
Mr R and Mrs L Wyles, The Peacock Inn, Oxhill
Mr S Wyles