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‘I remember when all this were fields’

Towards Thornbury Road

Towards Thornbury Road (1 Aug 2004)

Pat recalls with fondness the wide space, fauna and flora in the field between Thornbury and Chilbridge Roads but seems remarkably unfazed by life on the edge.

It’s probably a matter of perspective. The District Valuation maps for 1910 show nothing but allotments and fields from Chilbridge to Old Witney Road; while the total absence of an ‘A’ road between Barnard Gate to Cassington still prompts a nostalgic sigh.

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