War hero switches on Christmas Lights

War hero switches on Christmas Lights

One of Oxton’s oldest residents switched on the village Christmas Lights this year on Saturday 30 November.  Mike Carr, now in his 100th year, was a former distinguished SAS soldier who worked locally as an art and design teacher after the war, and was guest of honour...

Death of Cyril Scott’s son

We are sad to hear of the death of Desmond Scott, son of the composer Cyril Scott for whom the Society unveiled two Blue Plaques in the village this summer. Desmond was a director, actor, writer and an accomplished sculptor and died in Canada, where he had lived since...
Another Blooming Award!

Another Blooming Award!

We have won a Gold Award from Britain in Bloom North West in the Village Category for the third year running.  The judges said that Oxton was maintaining a very high standard and was highly commended for its community involvement and the number of volunteers engaged...

Design Awards 2019

4 Commendations in the The Oxton Society Design Award scheme were presented at the AGM on Sept 25. Full details of the winning projects and the Panel’s comments can be viewed here....

Blue Plaque(s) for Cyril Scott

The first Cyril Scott plaque was unveiled by Vasily Petrenko, Chief Conductor of the (RLPO) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at a small ceremony at the Laurels on the corner of Kylemore and Village Rd on June 15, 2019 . Also in attendance was the Deputy Mayor of...

Secret Gardens, 12 May 2019

This year’s Secret gardens was a major success, helped by a beautiful day of sunshine which brought out the crowds in their thousands. Ticket sales were up by 10% on last year and over 3,000 visitors saw about 20 gardens. Our refreshments, Raffle and Plant Stall...