Banbury, free, museums

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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Festive, Foodie Banbury

While I was just back to NYC for a visit, it was a bit too early for a tour of the annual 5th Avenue Christmas windows. That’s OK, Banbury is all dolled up for the festivities. True, we don’t have anything like the windows at Barneys in NYC. But we have windows. Check them out over on ‘Festive Foodie Banbury’…

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Banbury’s Foodie Landscape

I’ve mentioned previously (quite a while back and I apologize for the delay) that one of the things we most love doing here in TransAtlantic Towers (as I always did back in NYC), is a bit of culinary exploring and we’ve: discovered the delights of Daylesford Farm, talked about some of our favourite eateries and food shops in the area…

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