It is very possible that Roman snails have existed in Tackley for nearly 2,000 years.
Ambiguity surrounds a 1938 newspaper report that mentions the unearthing of a settlement.
Is it a spring? An outflow? The place where the two streams meet?
“The author of some very credible rhymes which displayed a natural poetic taste.”
Tantalising references to a cemetry and underground passage are unexplained to date.
Tackley’s three long barrows, still just visible in the 1970s, have now disappeared.
Like many local villages, Tackley held an annual feast or wake from the 18th century.
Tackley’s clay makes excellent pots. Does this explain the shallow depressions on our heath?