* Guided walks and tours Guided walk - New Hinksey with Liz Woolley- Tuesday 15 June, 2.30pm
Join Local historian, Liz Woolley to discover more of the history of New Hinksey.
"New Hinksey was established in the late 1840s as result of the building of Oxford’s first railway line. It was an ‘island’ suburb, half a mile out of Oxford and surrounded by open fields and water meadows until development to the north linked it to the city thirty years later. It is a maze of narrow intersecting streets lined with two-up-two-down terraced cottages. Although now largely residential, there is still plenty of evidence of the many shops and pubs which once thrived here, and it contains a lake crossed by the enigmatically-named Devil’s Backbone, Oxford’s former waterworks pumping station, a handsome vicarage and church, and a primary school still occupying its Victorian buildings. Come and find out more about the history of this unusual and perhaps little-known part of Oxford."
Members only event- £10
Limited places are available on this walk, but if government guidance allows, additional spaces will be added. To keep everyone safe specific arrangements will be confirmed a few days before the walk.
We will advise you of the meeting point after you have booked your place.