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Water, water everywhere…

Water, water, everywhere… But not a drop to drink (on the surface). The river Og is a bourne, originally meaning a river that is dry in summer months. That is why when you look at old maps of the area, you will find that many houses shared wells, to get water during the summer from deeper underground. In the last few decades, wells have been replaced by domestic water supplies. But water is still extracted on a massive scale by Thames Water’s bore holes. Local farms that need water for their livestock are now having to redrill their own bore...

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What have the Romans ever done for us?

What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health… In this part of Wiltshire, there was the Roman settlement at Dvrocornovivm (Wanborough), connected by road to Cunetio (Mildenhall). The area we now call Ogbourne St.George lay on the connecting road. Local historians and experts at the Association for Roman Archaelogy (ARA) believe that the Og valley contained several Roman buildings. Evidence of this can still be found in old stones walls in the area, where a trained eye can find lumps of Roman...

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The Railway

The Railway This web site details, in pictures and words, the Midland and South Western Junction Railway. This railway passed through Ogbourne St George but was closed in 1961. The route of the track past our village is now the Chiseldon to Marlborough Cycle track. Visit SwindonsOtherRailway (choo choo… you’ll see what I mean when you open this...

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