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SOFO Museum Chairman Ian Inshaw Steps Down Brigadier Ian Inshaw, longstanding Chairman of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust, has stepped down after fifteen years which has seen the creation and establishment of one of Britain’s leading military museums in Woodstock and the only such museum in Oxfordshire. A career Army Officer, Ian spent his last five years as Commander of the Bicester Garrison and on retirement joined the Trust to help…

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Oral Histories – Air Raids, Anderson Shelters and Evacuation Since SOFO began we haven’t just collected objects and records. Volunteers have helped us record the memories of Oxfordshire people affected by historic conflicts in the form of recorded oral history interviews. You can hear some of these in use in the museum’s galleries when you visit (such as in our Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Airpower and D-Day displays), and…

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SOFO Museum’s Reminiscence Pod A successfully funded project – with help from the local community! With support from West Oxfordshire District Council and the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, SOFO installed a Reminiscence Pod in the main gallery in 2019. The pod was unveiled during a special Collections Day event held at the museum on 2 November 2019, with content developed and curated by our Collections Manager Peggy, along with…

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Operation Pig Ark – Uncovering an Anderson Shelter in 2019 In 2019 members of the SOFO Museum Team collected an Anderson shelter roof from a farm in Deddington, Oxfordshire, where it had been repurposed into a pig ark. The metal was attached to large wooden blocks which were anchored to the ground, so our team had to carefully prise the metal away from the wood to free it. The roof was in several parts…

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How You Can Help Build a Second World War Air-Raid Shelter At SOFO we tell stories of everyone affected by war in the county of Oxfordshire; from the soldier on the front line to ordinary families on the home front. Our small but dedicated team of staff and volunteers work hard to tell these stories of conflict and county in many different ways, including museum displays and learning sessions. Our latest…

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The Pegasus Bridge Story – SOFO Thanks You After a few unfortunate technical issues meant we initially had to reschedule what would be our first online talk, the Pegasus Bridge Story succesfully broadcast to an audience of over 800 viewers from 7pm on Thursday 21st January and many, many, more watching the archived video of the lecture over the following days. While the talk was the first in what we…

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Help Us Grow The Oxfordshire Military Family Tree We’re looking at our future and we want you to be part of it! Whilst we are closed, we are working on projects to enhance the museum displays and create new opportunities to mark the contributions of those individuals who have done so much for the county in times of conflict and peace. We are creating the county’s Military Family Tree inside the…

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Previous SOFO Friends Newsletters Click each title to view the corresponding issue. Please Note: any links, contact details, promotions or campaigns mentioned in older issues of these newsletters may be out of date or no longer valid. Please refer to our Visit Us and About Us pages on this website for up to date information about the museum. Friends Newsletter 1 Friends Newsletter 2 Friends Newsletter 3 Friends Newsletter 4 Friends Newsletter 5…

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