IN this week’s gallery of Adver archive images we go back 80 years.

World news was dominated by increasingly desperate attempts to fend off the world war which would break out that September, but for millions of ordinary people across the country life was still more or less normal.

Several local stories were about new buildings or newly-refurbished ones, although we also found space for items as diverse as an exotic - for the time, at least - plant specimen to the discovery of an ancient archaeological relic on an estate at Shrivenham.