Ronnie Fairbrother, known to all as Biddle, was born in the village in 1929, and was a latter day village character.
He is seen here at the bar in the Village Hall at Mr & Mrs Phipps' Retirement Party in June 1988. In his youth was an excellent cricketer, playing for Eydon Cricket Club. He was also a keen skittles and billiards player, representing the Eydon Men’s Club in the local league.
His passion however, was gardening and both his garden behind his home at 9 High Street and his allotment were maintained to a high standard. He was a sociable gardener and could often be found on his allotment, leaning on his shovel, saying in his Northamptonshire accent - “well, truth to tell….” Ronnie collapsed on his allotment in July 1993, and died a week later in Banbury.
Photographer Mr Fred Phipps
Image lent by Mrs Joan Phipps