During the Roman era attempts were made to drain the marshland by digging ditches through what is now the Ladygrove area north of the town.Whereas some of the surrounding villages lay claim to much earlier existence, the first known written record of Didcot is from the 13th century."Officers are working to identify the person and inform their family.Thomas the Tank Engine and Didcot Railway Centre will feature on Songs of Praise on Sunday 18 October.
Since the 1950s the town has been linked with major scientific employers such as the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories at Harwell and continued growth of hi-tech companies based locally, including at Culham (and the Joint European Torus (JET) fusion research project), and the Diamond Light Source synchrotron, will ensure the area’s prosperity for years to come.
The railway link is still important for Didcot today.
Didcot Railway Centre, formed by the Great Western Society in 1967, which houses a collection of Great Western Railway locomotives and rolling stock in 1930s sheds, is one of the most visited attractions in Oxfordshire.
Zone pour l’Innovation et les Réalisations Scientifiques et Technique The new town centre, The Orchard Centre, opened in August 2005 and three year later a new £8 million arts and entertainment centre, Cornerstone, opened within the Orchard Centre.
It contains exhibition and studio spaces, a cafe and a 236 seat auditorium.Wikipedia Didcot () is a town and civil parish in Oxfordshire about 9 miles (14 km) south of Oxford.