North Hinksey

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This is now Huffkins Bakery in Witney Oxfordshire (home of the delicious lardy cake which I can’t get up here….. excuse me a sec. while I stockpile for the freezer).  Erm look at the gorgeous ironwork -when I was little this was the ironmongery where all manner of ironwork could be commissioned as well as buying nails etc. The pillars were a source of fascination for me as a child- so ornate and beautiful.

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We leave Witney via Corn Street

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At Eynsham there is still a toll bridge – a relic from the 1760s when people had to pay money to use a section of road according to what vehicle they had.

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It is a very busy road for only a B class as the A roads into Oxford are so congested. We wont go quite that far though.

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Welcome to North Hinksey a village to the west of Oxford. You can walk or cycle into Oxford from it.

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Here is the first of my Oxfordshire fishes “The Fishes.”

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It has a large garden to the rear. Feel free to order at the bar- the food is great.

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Now let us go down into the garden.

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and take the little path which was mentioned in the link.

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The large streams are murky after the rainy weather.

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The path leads to Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford.

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It’s so nice to be close to nature while not far from a city.

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My camera drank in all the sights.

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St Laurence’s Church. Another blogger has been inside.

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I had a little case of porch envy on the way back to the car.

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Just so this isn’t all travels, this is a sneak peak of what I am working on now I have some time. The little lad is called Archie. He is staying with us until May. He is learning a lot from the hounds as well as us. At 8 1/2 he is a sprightly chap but very mischievious!


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