Braunston, The Marina c.1965

Neg. B778015

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What is now a short arm and extensive marina moorings was once the main line of the Oxford Canal. The white building to the right is original, built in the 1780s, whilst the land to the left has been excavated to make more room for boats. The house in the distance has been demolished, and rather picturesque town houses now surround the back of the marina.

Book of Canals and Waterways

An extract from the book Canals and Waterways.

Memories of Braunston

Houses

The houses on the right hand side were not demolished when the new buildings were put up. They still exist and have recently been renovated.

A memory of Braunston

Poem From Railway Book

Reading a book about the old railway line that went through Braunston station and came upon this poem. Its autumn time in Braunston And now the forager swears The cattle rise and listen In the valleys far and near And blush at what they hear. written by Hugh Kingsmill 1889-1949

Bragborough Hall

If any one has memories from parents about Bragborough Hall as a nursing home during the last war myself and many others who were Bragborough babies would love to hear from you. Terence Wilcox

1941

I was born at Bragborough Hall in 1941 when it was used as a maternity home for mothers from London. My mother came from one of the nearby villages. If anyone has any memories of the hall I would love to know.

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