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…with my Mother and Father in Law.

First stop was Little Amsterdam Cafe for lunch.

After lunch we made our way to Broughton Castle where we enjoyed the landscape views and a visit to the Parish Church of St Mary Broughton with North Newington before the castle was open for visiting.

During our visit we enjoyed a pleasant [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 21st 2018

For what is the worth of life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by records of history.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

2 Comments CherryPie on May 20th 2018

On a soggy saturday we drove to Banbury for a family gathering at the delightful Little Amsterdam Cafe. We ended up spending most the afternoon there due to an accident on the motorway causing holdups on the journey.
The pancakes were as delicious as they had been on our previous visit and the staff were charming. [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 28th 2018

The guidebook I picked up on my recent visit to Broughton Castle provides an interesting anecdote in relation to the Fiennes family name:

Local legend has it that the famous nursery rhyme was originally ‘Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross to see a Fiennes lady ride on a white horse’ – as opposed ‘to see [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 10th 2017

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Cicero

15 Comments CherryPie on Sep 10th 2017

A licence was granted in 1331 to John de Broughton ‘for Divine service in his oratory at Broughton’. It is a rare example of a 14th century private chapel. The fixed stone altar slab supported on three solid brackets and the encaustic tiles on the floor are all of the original date.*

The chapel can be [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 25th 2017

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