Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spiceball Park.

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When we arrived in Banbury there was only one 14 day space left which was underneath Tom Rolt’s Bridge. Consequently it was extremely dark inside Oakfield and also very noisy as all children, and some adults, walking under it on either side felt compelled to SHOUT. As we were away for a long weekend it didn’t matter too much though. However we had a call from Gary and Carolyn on nb Inca who were kindly keeping an eye on our boat for us. Would we like them to pull our boat back by the park, as a boat had left, so of course we said yes please.

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I noticed a surveyor at work canal side and on acquiring a plan of what was being proposed for the improvements here, found that the original plan involving glassing over the whole area had been abandoned. I think the council have woken up to the idea that many visitors to the town come to enjoy the area around the canal. The latest plans maybe better, but they still include building over some of the much needed car parking spaces. When I went for a look around in the Museum there were displays on a Roman theme and there were a couple of groups of children in there working. Upstairs there are the more permanent displays on all aspects of the history of the town. I liked the Roman portable set of scales, and also the display of old toys in the glass case.

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