The Shelswell History Festival is a three day event offering talks, workshops, demonstrations, films, plays and activities for all the family, celebrating local history from Saxon battles through the country of Flora Thompson's Lark Rise to Candleford, recent world wars and to today. The Festival takes place between 7th and 9th July 2017 in Shelswell Park Estate in the Oxfordshire Benefice of Shelswell
Included in the Festival are
is the sign for a battle on Ordnance Survey maps but some are so old or minor that they are missed. The one battle actually taking place on the Shelswell area was the Battle of Stoke Lyne in 584 AD when a Saxon army led by King Ceawlin of Wessex and his son Cutha fought an army of Britons .