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History

Mrs Helen Douglas, Parish Council Chairman has a keen interest in local history.

Did you know that Fair Oak derived its name from the original fair that was held under the oak tree in the centre of the village?

Horton Heath is named after the two farms ‘East Horton Farm’ and ‘West Horton Farm’ on the old heath in the parish then known as Bishopstoke.

Want to know more? Mrs Douglas has updated the ‘A history of Fair Oak and Horton Heath’ published in 1994. If you wish to purchase a copy of the new book priced at £5.00, please visit the Parish Office.

If you have any unwanted old photos of the village, please drop them into the Parish Office for our collection.

 

       The Square at Fair Oak