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Oxford : Britain in Old Photographs

By: Blackham, Robert

0752451286 / 9780752451282
Paperback / softback
942.574
01/06/2009
Stock expected by 08/04/2020
United Kingdom
170 x 230 mm, 290 grams 128 pages
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This fascinating selection of 180 archive postcards and maps takes the reader on a nostalgic journey around historic Oxford, showcasing some of the finest buildings and streets in this English university city.

The collection conjures a forgotten world of trams, horse-drawn buses, colleges, museums, churches, parks, waterways, monuments and the people connected with them though time.

Arranged geographically, starting in the historic Broad Street, the reader journeys through the streets of north Oxford to the University Parks, Mesopotamia and the River Cherwell and its famous punt ramp between the upper and lower Cherwell, before returning by the once ladies only colleges of Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville College to St Giles' and the Martyrs' Memorial.

The book will stir nostalgic memories for some, and presents a unique view of the past for others, offering a glimpse of the city before the age of mass motor car ownership.

BIC:

1DBKESF Oxfordshire, WQH Local history, WQP Places in old photographs

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