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Cribblog 2019     Abingdon to Oxford. Part 4b

4a ♉   Aldermaston to Abingdon
4b ♉   Abingdon to Oxford
4c ♉   Oxford to err well Oxford actually

You can see this journey in reverse when I came down the Thames from ♉   Oxford to Reading in 2015.
Lots of Thames information to be found here at ♉ thames.me.uk

I had brought my 'good' camera with me though as I wanted the long focal length lens so as to emulate some of the photographs in a book I have called ♉ 'Down the Thames, photographic memories' this is a compilation of photographs from the ♉ Francis Firth collection of postcards. I have had the book from early days on Cribbit and have put in it contemporary shots of some of the places in the book. Of course, the photographs are in copyright so I have not been able put them into this narrative but some of the links via ♉ thames.me.uk do have them so following these links should ultimately lead you to the Francis Firth photograph.

Cribblog 4b Abingdon to Oxford

   2 July 2019.

Overnighted on the ♉ ♉ ♉ Abingdon 3 links moorings which extend on both sides of the bridge and not just on the downstream side as shown on the map. In the morning we went for a walk round town, looking for venues depicted in the ♉ 'Down the Thames, photographic memories' book.


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  ♉ Moored


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  You can just see Cribbit from the ♉ Nag's Head beer garden. We moored her a bit further up the river after our beers ... right next to a wasps nest.


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  Terry gets the BBQ going using the boat stove chimney for draught.


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  Abingdon ♉ Town Hall


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   ♉ Town Hall


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  ♉ Stert Street


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  ♉ Market Place with yokels


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  ♉ Abbey Mill


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  ♉ Our mooring spot


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  ♉ ♉ Abingdon Lock 2 links


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  Leaving ♉ ♉ Sandford Lock 2 links


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  ♉ ♉ Sandford Lock 2 links


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  Approaching ♉ ♉ Iffley Lock 2 links


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  ♉ ♉ Iffley Lock 2 links


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  Approaching ♉ ♉ Folly Bridge 2 links.


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  ♉ The Head of the River.


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  ♉ ♉ Folly Bridge 2 links


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  ♉ ♉ ♉ Iffley Lock 3 linksOsney Lock


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  Perfect, a visitor mooring right by ♉ The Punter pub.


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  Now why would we want that?


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  We can see Cribbit from inside.


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  Next day we had a mosey round in♉ Oxford. Going into the ♉ Jehrico graveyard to see the remarkable ♉ St. Sepulchre's cemetery off Walton Street. Some of the ♉ headstones are made from ♉ terra cotta.


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  Apparently, the house in front of the ♉ Blavatnik School of Government building is constructed entirely with terra cotta instead of wood.


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  Longworth Road, memory lane for Terry ...


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  ... his digs when he was here as an undergraduate. They don't seem to have put up the blue plaque yet.


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  Hostile street furniture.♉ Raoul's Bar don't know why I have put a link in to them ... except that their website is crap which sums them up rather well I think.


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  But don't worry you can still moor your bike to the 'No Bicycles' sign.


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  Back to ♉ The Punter for our evening meal.


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  Cribbit in full view from the window.


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