“The Oxfordshire village of Aston Tirrold has an unusual distinction. Despite its last-recorded population being only 373, it features in two extraordinary heavyweight tomes, the Domesday Book (1086) and The Island Book of Records (2023).”
Ye Gods. Singer-songwriter Phil Shaw opens his review about the book, comparing it to a book published in the last century. Praise indeed.
Aston Tirrold was the home for the founders of Traffic – Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason – in a rented farm cottage. The cover of Mr Fantasy was taken inside the cottage. There is also a feature in the book, where photographer John Benton Harris has allowed his unreleased pictures to be published for the first time
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