Wanted and For Sale


On this page you can place small advertisements for people required in a voluntary or paid capacity, and for items wanted or for sale. This service is provided free of charge only to individuals living in Steeple and Middle Aston or nearby. It is not available to businesses, which can be included in the Local Directory if they are based in the village or provide goods and services to the village.

To place an advert, please email editor@steepleaston.org.uk. Remember to include either a phone number or an email address. Adverts will normally stay on the site for a maximum of one month.

If you’d like to recycle your goods or give them away for free, you can advertise them on Freebay in the Village Forum.


Nanny or nanny share required 

Are you a nanny, or a family interested in a nanny share?

Local mum is looking for a flexible, part-time nanny (or childminder) to work potentially unpredictable hours (including some evenings and weekends).

Also looking for a family interested in a nanny share.

Please contact Jane from Lower Heyford on 01869 349703.


Home Caregivers required

The North Oxfordshire branch of Home Instead is looking to recruit more caregivers. The homecare provider, based in Deddington,  offers a range of non-medical services to help seniors and their families feel secure, confident and happy in their own homes.

They say: “Do you like cake? 76 year old Mary does. We have a lot of clients like Mary that would like someone to have a slice of cake and a cup of tea with. If you have a kind, caring nature this is the job for you. Great rates of pay and flexible hours.”

For contact details and to find out more about Home Instead, please click here.


Shared ownership house available for local person

Two-bedroomed shared ownership house available to local person, £185,250 for a 65% share. Please contact Terri Browning of English Rural Housing Association on 020 7820 7930 for details. The closing date for applications is 25th April 2018. Further details can be found on English Rural’s website at www.englishrural.org.uk.


Joseph Wilkins’ Birdseye view

Copies of the Joseph Wilkins birdseye view of the village which featured on the cover of the 500th edition of Steeple Aston Life are available to buy from the Bodleian Library.

A 10″x8″ printed image costs £22.80, or you can buy a digital scan by email for £27.24. The website for downloading the form to apply for these is: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/using-this-library/imaging_services.

You will need to quote the shelf reference “Dep. a. 48, fol. 3”, and to state that the purchase is only for private use.


New SAVA book on USAF Upper Heyford published

usaf-heyfordbookSAVA has published a new book about the relationship between Steeple Aston and the USAF at Upper Heyford in the years from 1951 to 1994.

Packed with photos, there are also cartoons from press coverage of the campaign to stop the noise of jets flying over the village, stories of crashes, quotations from local people and those who lived and worked at the Base, and much more.

Priced £9.95 plus p&p it can be purchased from SAVA’s website at www.steepleastonarchive.org.uk

Also available from SAVA

There a several other books, DVDs and CDs available from SAVA. They include:

  • The Steeple Aston Enclosure Map
  • The Gardens of Steeple Aston – 150 years of Village Gardening
  • Steeple Aston Through the Lens -150 years of Photography of Village Life
  • DVD of 460 editions of Steeple Aston Life 1973 – 2011
  • Gazetteer of Houses: A full listing of every house and other buildings of significance in the two villages, Steeple and Middle Aston
  • The development of Steeple and Middle Aston – understanding our houses through the centuries: a booklet based on the 2010 exhibition traces the history of houses in both villages from the earliest origins to the latest proposals.
  • 101 Photographs of Steeple Aston: photographs from the SAVA archive on a CD.
  • Village Personalities: a booklet based on the 2009 exhibition.
  • Steeple Aston Book Collection: Three rare histories about the village by the Reverend C.C.Brookes and William Wing have been scanned to a CD.

For details of all these and more go to the SAVA website: www.steepleastonarchive.org.uk