Oxford Castleyard Cafe - Guided walk from Oxford Castle to the River Thames

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 14:00
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Oxford Castleyard Cafe

Join local historian Mark Davies for a 90-minute circular historical and literary walk to outline the interconnections between Oxford’s Saxon-origin castle and its waterways.  The walk will consider the distinctive nature of St Thomas’ parish, as the home of the city's brewing industry and of generations of Oxford's boating families, and as a particular source of ‘Town and Gown’ resentments. The importance of late-18th-century convict labour will also feature in a walk which will encompass Oxford Castle, the Oxford Canal, the railway and a sidestream of the River Thames. Some steps. Approx. 1½ miles.

Please note that due to the current situation this event may have to be postponed or cancelled.

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