Banbury, Canal 1921

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Caption for Banbury, Canal 1921: This is a typical Oxford Canal drawbridge. You may be surprised to learn that they are quite easy to operate, for they are very well-balanced. The two gentlemen in the picture are enjoying a lazy afternoon's fishing, whilst their female companion appears to be absorbed in a book and utterly oblivious to our photographer.

An extract from Canals and Waterways.

Memories of Banbury


1) Highest known amount of people infected with chlamadia in one place. 2) Most teenage pregnancies in all of Britain 3) EVERYONE here is on some kind of drugs, usually pills 4) This includes is right now, and we are primary school children 5) No1 cn spel 6) If you go into town there are an obscene amount of little (...Read full memory)

I was a pupil at St Johns Priory, and whilst I did not appreciate it at the time, it was an amazing start in life. The Nuns were incredibly strict so we all studied hard. Our classes were really small, by the time I left at the age of 11 I think we only had about 10 people in the year/class. The two (...Read full memory)

I worked at the pub on Parson Street. Banbury is a great town, to remember crazy memories, like when you did not have any money then there would be no electric or TV. I remember St Mary's church bell practice was on Wednesday evening. When the Birds factory came to town the air smelled of coffee and people were complaining (...Read full memory)

I was christened at this church. I was also a choir boy there. I was a choir boy there from 1965 to 1967.

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Caption for Banbury, Canal 1921: This is a typical Oxford Canal drawbridge. You may be surprised to learn that they are quite easy to operate, for they are very well-balanced. The two gentlemen in the picture are enjoying a lazy afternoon's fishing, whilst their female companion appears to be absorbed in a book and utterly oblivious to our photographer.

An extract from Canals and Waterways.

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