Monday, 27 September 2021

Banbury


 

 These photo's were taken back in August 2010 when I went to Banbury with my wife, we were only there for a few hours so only had a quick look around

Banbury Town Hall

Really stuck out this old wholesaler though it closed many years ago and is now an estate agent well at least it was then it could be anything now. The writing on the wall gives you an idea what they sold there all those years ago

The Fine lady on her horse which is based on the nursery rime

"Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes"

This is Banbury Cross

One of the main transport years ago was the Canal, this is the Oxford Canal, this part is beside the Castle Quay shopping centre

It is mostly used for leisure now though this cruiser looks like it is making a meal of things

and it gets busy

You have to open your own lock gates as well

That's it folks I must admit I would like to go back as there is a church there I'd love to look around

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20 comments:

  1. I remember the rhyme from my school days. I think I have briefly visited Banbury but I can't remember when. It looks an interesting town.

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    1. Yes it's one of those rhymes you remember. The town was very nice, shame it is the other end of the county

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  2. I love seeing photos from 2010. Seems like such a long time ago. Lovely little town for walking around.

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    1. Seemed Ok to use, I had forgotten about them and was looking for a couple of photos I took there for another blog I write

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  3. Such a lovely town! Coal, coke and cake … things we still consume and like, although not the healthiest of choices for those that know better.

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    1. No you are right there, I hope your not getting the coke mixed up, this one is fuel for your fire

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  4. Fascinating! What a gorgeous place.
    Thank you so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-prickly-situation-from-archives.html

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    1. I had to see that when we went there along with Banbury Cross which disappointed me, I thought it would be a cross

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  6. A charming series of captures here Spud. Having lived in Oxford for 2 years in the early 70's, I am somewhat familiar with the area - beautiful. It sure looks busy (dare I say hectic?!) on the canal :-). Hope you get a return visit.

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    1. You lived in Oxford in the 1970's I used to work over there then, spent a lot of time in the Corn Dolly

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  7. Nice tour of the town. One thing that has always stuck in my mind from watching Jack Hargreaves on TV is that a "cock-horse" was an extra horse that would be hired to help pull waggons up the steep hill leading out of the town. It would then be ridden back down to Banbury Cross. It's a pity that you didn't see the fine lady!

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    1. Jack Hargreaves now that is a name from the past. The hiring of a horse would make sense as there is quite a steel hill going out of the town

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  8. As soon as I saw your title I was trying to remember the verse, thank you for including it!

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    1. It is written on the side of the statue though I did remember some of the lines

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  9. A lovely town. Great photos.
    The last 2 sentences of the nursery rhyme I know, but
    not the first two. Thank you for filling in the blanks.

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  10. A lovely town. Great photos.
    I never knew the first two lines of the nursery rhyme.
    Thank you for filling in the blanks.

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  11. What a gorgeous little place! I'm glad you shared it with us, it looks like a place I would love to visit :)

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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