Civil War at Christmas Common
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Was Christmas Common hamlet named after Civil War festive truce?

It must be one the most festive-sounding places in the UK - but how did the hamlet of Christmas Common in south Oxfordshire get its name?

The picturesque surroundings were the site of fighting during the English Civil War and one local historian believes a truce between the two sides over Christmas gave the area in the Chilterns its name.

While others think it came from an old family name or the abundance of holly.

BBC reporter Jeremy Stern went to investigate.

  • 22 Dec 2015
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