Twyford has not changed greatly over the years and has largely escaped from large scale housing development.

It has retained its character of friendliness and warmth as a very strong and busy community.

The opening of the new community shop which is run by volunteers has become a major asset to the community and the coffee shop is the place to share all the village news.

The decision to route HS2 through Twyford, build the maintenance depot in Steeple Claydon, route the rebuilt Oxford to Cambridge railway and possibly the 6-lane expressway though Calvert, has had a negative effect on property values.

Use your cursor below to move the middle bar to see the photos as they were then and now.

The Parish Church
The old Post Office building
The Crown, North View and Stonecroft
The Sow and Pigs pub
Cottages in Main street
Opposite the Crown looking down Bicester Rd
Thatched Cottage
The Old Shop looking down Main Street
Seven Stars from the air

Seven Stars from the air

Cottages opposite the chapel