Witney

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Witney
Oxfordshire
WitneyHighStreet.jpg
High Street in Witney
Location
Grid reference: SP3509
Location: 51°46’48"N, 1°29’24"W
Data
Population: 22,765  (2001)
Post town: Witney
Postcode: OX28
Dialling code: 01993
Local Government
Council: West Oxfordshire
Website: Witney Town Council

Witney, is the 'capital' of West Oxfordshire. It stands on the banks of the River Windrush.

Noted historically for the wool trade and subsequently for its Witney Blankets, traded far and wide, the town in now the focus or shopping and tourism in West Oxfordshire. Two of its latest 'claims to fame' include its local MP, the Rt Hon David Cameron, now Prime Minister and the status of having what is reputed to be the largest free multi-storey car park in Europe.

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