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.

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I used to go to this lovely swimming pool. I learnt to swim and dive here, and used to dive off the spring board.

I am looking for anyone who has any memories of this group of singers and or photographs, they performed locally and were very popular, familiar names were David Gibbs, Ted Whale, Eric Hilton, George Mason, Dennis Jones. They sang in local pubs and I believe appeared once on television - ATV News! Any help with (...Read full memory)

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)

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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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