It was first inhabited by the Romans, who were building a ditch to drain the marshland in the area. Its earliest mention as a town was in the 13th Century, as Dudcotte.
Today, it is known for its power station, industrial areas, and train station.
People Born in Didcot
Didcot in People's Lives
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Tom Sturridge: I traveled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Fairy Tale: A True Story. I was eleven years old.