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OXFORD AND BANBURY UK.

Oxfordshire England.

OXFORD is a University city in Oxfordshire England. Most of the Colleges are in the City centre.,some have visits to the grounds. I visited Balliol College. Oxford is 56 miles from London on a good rail route. The confluence of the rivers Thames and Cherwell is nearby. Four British Prime Ministers, H.Asquith, Edward Heath, Harold Macmillan and Boris Johnson attended Oxford Universities. I"m an ex Secondary Modern School lad and didn"t feel out of place ! I had a meal in the Mitre Pub along with a pint of beer. The Mitre is said to be one of the oldest pubs in Oxford. I was staying at the Westgate Hotel near the rail station.for two nights. While in Oxford i fitted in a trip to Banbury. lOXFORD  UK.. Westgate hotel near rail station.  Budget hotel ,stayed two nights.

OXFORD UK.. Westgate hotel near rail station. Budget hotel ,stayed two nights.

OXFORD UK. It gets busy,  Yes !

OXFORD UK. It gets busy, Yes !

OXFORD  UK   Saxon Tower.    Thousand years old.

OXFORD UK Saxon Tower. Thousand years old.

OXFORD UK    Oldest building in Oxford on corner of Ship Street and Cornmarket.

OXFORD UK Oldest building in Oxford on corner of Ship Street and Cornmarket.

OXFORD  UK .    Tom Tower., of Christ Church College.

OXFORD UK . Tom Tower., of Christ Church College.

OXFORD  UK       Rotunda.

OXFORD UK Rotunda.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD  UK.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD  UK.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD  UK.    Theatre

OXFORD UK. Theatre

OXFORD  UK .    Near Information Office,.

OXFORD UK . Near Information Office,.

OXFORD  UK    Balliol garden

OXFORD UK Balliol garden

OXFORD  UK  Balliol garden.

OXFORD UK Balliol garden.

OXFORD UK.  Red portrait is Harold Macmillan once the Prime Minister of UK.

OXFORD UK. Red portrait is Harold Macmillan once the Prime Minister of UK.

OXFORD  UK .    Dining Room  Balliol College.

OXFORD UK . Dining Room Balliol College.

OXFORD  UK.  Leaftet info on Balliol College.

OXFORD UK. Leaftet info on Balliol College.

OXFORD  UK.   William Butterfield Chapel Balliol College.

OXFORD UK. William Butterfield Chapel Balliol College.

OXFORD  UK.  Quadrangle in Balliol College.

OXFORD UK. Quadrangle in Balliol College.

OXFORD  UK.  Entrance into Balliol College

OXFORD UK. Entrance into Balliol College

OXFORD  UK.    William Butterfield  Chapel.

OXFORD UK. William Butterfield Chapel.

OXFORD  UK  " Bridge of Sighs" is the Hertford Bridge.,joins the two parts of Hertford College.

OXFORD UK " Bridge of Sighs" is the Hertford Bridge.,joins the two parts of Hertford College.

OXFORD  UK  .In Mitre Pub.

OXFORD UK .In Mitre Pub.

OXFORD UK .   Mitre Pub in High Street,is one of Oxfords oldest.  Owned by Lincoln College since the 15th century.

OXFORD UK . Mitre Pub in High Street,is one of Oxfords oldest. Owned by Lincoln College since the 15th century.

OXFORD   UK.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD  UK.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD UK.  Detail on building in picture above.   -- Or i"ve got a headache.!

OXFORD UK. Detail on building in picture above. -- Or i"ve got a headache.!

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD UK.

OXFORD UK.  Narrow Lanes.

OXFORD UK. Narrow Lanes.

OXFORD UK. Rotunda.

OXFORD UK. Rotunda.

OXFORD UK.  College Garden.

OXFORD UK. College Garden.

----------I took the train from Oxford to Banbury ,just 22 miles. It is an historic market town on the river Cherwell in Oxfordshire England.
Also here is the pretty Oxford Canal ,which is 78 miles long. Has a kid i remember the English Nursery Rhyme "Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross " the Banbury Cross is still here today.BANBURY UK. Old trading building.

BANBURY UK. Old trading building.

BANBURY UK . Market.

BANBURY UK . Market.

BANBURY UK..They grow tall around here !

BANBURY UK..They grow tall around here !

BANBURY UK.

BANBURY UK.

BANBURY  UK..  This is the Banbury Cross mentioned in the English Nursery Rhyme "Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross"

BANBURY UK.. This is the Banbury Cross mentioned in the English Nursery Rhyme "Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross"

BANBURY  UK.   The Oxford Canal at Banbury.

BANBURY UK. The Oxford Canal at Banbury.

-----,------------------------"Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross, To see a Fine Lady upon a White Horse. Rings on her fingers and bell on her toes, and she shall have music wherever she goes. " English Nursery Rhyme.

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