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Telling Tales

Telling Tales - A patchwork of Village People East and West Hanney 2011 by Angela Cousins

Telling Tales Book East and West Hanney

During 2011 over seventy residents of East and West Hanney talked to the author about themselves, their work, their interests and most importantly, their thoughts on what it meant to them to be a member of a village community. Contributors to "Telling Tales" include those who were born and still live in Hanney, those who moved in decades ago, and those who are more recent arrivals. The book, which covers almost a hundred years of memories, is full of life and colour, as interesting and varied as the people who helped create it.

Although "Telling Tales" is obviously a book of local interest, it will also appeal to anyone who wishes to read about how one modern-day village community works and plays together, and considers its past, present and future.

"Telling Tales" can be purchased at Hanney Community Shop, John Bookseller, Grove, and the Vale and Downland museum in Wantage - copies are also available from the author at: Carters Close, Main Street, West Hanney, Wantage, Ox12 0LH. Tel. 01235 868274.

Its priced at £11.00, postage will be £1.50. You can order it online here.

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Public transport

Stagecoach, Thames Travel and RH Buses operate a regular services to and from East Hanney, destinations include; Abingdon, Chilton, Marcham, Wantage, Grove, Cumnor, Oxford, Didcot and Milton Park.



Parish councils for Easn & West Hanney and links to regional government


Local area

A local map detailing the streets and house names in the two villages.

Local map

Telling Tales

Telling Tales is a book by Angela Cousins about the recollections of the villagers of East and West Hanney.