Ward Lock Red Guide: Oxford

Ward Lock Red Guide: Oxford


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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 169mm x 20mm | 196g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844036537
  • ISBN 13: 9781844036530
  • Illustrations note: B/w with colour plate sections

Product description

"Aesthetically, Oxford, in common with almost every spot in England which is not overbuilt, is most beautiful in May or early October". "Unquestionably the most delightful and most leisurely way of reaching Oxford from London is by Salters steamer. The trip occupies two days".Drawing on a delightfully nostalgic experience of traveling in Britain before the age of the motorway , the "Ward Lock 'Red' Guides" offer local information on everything from Angling Rules to population figures and Post Office opening times. All the Oxford University Colleges are treated to a extensive historical examination, as is the surrounding towns and countryside this book offers an unique insight into life in Britain 50 years ago and just how much it has changed. With broad sweeps of history and wonderfully quaint details on what appealed to the British holidaymaker at the time, the "'Red' Guides" are perfect gifts for anyone who loves the nostalgia of a gentler by-gone age. The first selection of eight titles includes: London, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Bath, The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and North Cornwall. Each title has a newly-written introduction from a locally-known author.

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Table of contents

Introduction Preliminary Information The Colleges Halls College Schools University Institutions and Buildings The Churches of Oxford Municipal and other Buildings University Customs and traditions The River Oxford in History Excursions from Oxford