10 Turn Again Lane - Oxford Preservation Trust Office Gardens, Saturday 10th September, 14.00 - 17.00

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:00
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10 Turn Again Lane

Discover the lovely hidden garden surrounded by the historic city wall behind our 17th century cottages which we saved in the 1970's and is home to Oxford Preservation Trust.

For more information on the cottages at Turn Again Lane click HERE 

St Thomas's and St Ebbe's Exhibition 

An exhibition on display in the Oxford Preservation Trust Offices during Oxford Open Doors explores the fascinating history of Oxford's western and south-western parishes. St Thomas’s was home to Oxford’s breweries, to its boating and barge communities, and to those who built the railways. Neighbouring St Ebbe's was the site of Oxford's gasworks and its cattle market, and had more pubs per square yard than any other part of Oxford. Both parishes had a reputation as the most lively – some might say disreputable – in the city. In the later 20th century St Thomas’s and St Ebbe’s were cleared, and their close-knit communities dispersed. However, a surprising number of historic buildings remain to remind us of this rich history, and there are many people still living in Oxford and beyond who have strong and fond memories of the area.

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