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Dating didcot oxfordshire

The original station burnt down in the late 19th century.

Didcot's junction of the routes to London, Bristol, Oxford and to Southampton via the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway (DN&S) made the town militarily important, especially during the First World War campaign on the Western Front and the Second World War preparations for D-Day.

The DN&S line has since closed, and the large Army and Royal Air Force ordnance depots have disappeared beneath the power station and Milton Park Business Park; however the 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment RLC is still based at the Vauxhall Barracks in the town.

Didcot village was on the route between London and Wantage (present day Wantage Road) and had three turnpikes (toll gates).