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Oxford Inscriptions: Private Memorial


Busfield inscription

 

In Loving Memory of
RUTH & TED
of
Mallards, 4 Mill Lane
From their children
Malcolm, Gillian &
Joan

This plaque on the wall of Mortimer Hall in Old Marston Road looks like an official blue plaque, but it is in fact a private memorial.

 

Clock

 

Their children also had this clock installed above the plaque in December 2010 to commemorate their parents’ love of the village.

Mortimer Hall

James Edward Busfield was a former chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council, and he and his wife Ruth lived in Old Marston village from 1968 until their deaths in 2000 and 2003 respectively. The photograph below shows the situation of the plaque and the clock on the wall

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013