Banbury, shopping

Vintage Lover’s Guide to Banbury

If you are one of the many people who love vintage décor, collectibles, clothes, and accessories – then Banbury and its surrounding villages are the place for you! The Vintage Lover’s Guide to Banbury, the Banbury blog post that was on this page has now moved to its new home on The Banburian, a site devoted to exploring Banbury and…

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Book Mad in Banbury

I’ve been book mad a long time, long before I moved to Banbury. When we were house hunting, one of my criteria (and I didn’t have many) was that where ever we ended up, it have a bookstore. And didn’t I get lucky! We ended up in Banbury for a number of really excellent reasons – and while it was…

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Spring Shopping in Banbury

There are many signs of Spring in Banbury. The sun shines more often, daffodils are swaying in the breeze, a few bees start buzzing around. It all brought me out to shop and browse. It was Market Day so I made a point, as I always do of browsing among the stalls – then had some lunch, did a bit…

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Museum News from the Banbury Area

It’s all happening at museums in the Banbury area lately (and as a museum-lover, this pleases me). Banbury Museum (www.banburymuseum.org) has announced that it is expanding its exhibition space which will include a waterway gallery and a “mini museum” for children. The British Motor Museum, formerly known as the Heritage Motor Centre, is reopening Feb 13 after a major refurb…

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Banbury: Who’s Riding to Which Cross?

Tell someone you live in Banbury & they’ll start reciting: Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady upon a white horse; Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, And she shall have music wherever she goes. Considering how well-known that little ditty is you’d think we’d know a lot about its origins but we…

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BOO! Haunted Banbury

It’s Halloween and while I know you’re probably madly rushing around putting finishing touches on costumes or exerting massive self-control to keep from eating all that candy you’ve purchased, let’s take a minute for a ghost story – or two! Ghost are always fun and Banbury has two that I know of. I’ve put together a few more details on…

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Banbury’s Independent (Shop) Spirit

The weather was too nice to stay inside today so I went out along the canal into town – took some pics, made some purchases along the way and shared it all over on The Banburian. One of the things we like best about Banbury is that while it is well-supplied with the usual big name chains, there are also…

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New York City World Fairs

New York City has hosted two (well, three if you are fussy) World’s Fairs – an April historical highlight in both cases. The first opened on April 30, 1939 and the other one on April 22, 1964. Both took place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (can I get a big whoop whoop for the borough of Queens!). There was a…

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