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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.

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

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 24th 2017

John de Broughton built the house and surrounded it by a moat in around 1300. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, bought the house in 1377 and it has been in continuous ownership by the same family ever since. The licence to crenellate was granted in 1406 allowing the house to [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 23rd 2017

Little Amsterdam Cafe and Restaurant in Banbury is fully licensed and serves much more than the pancakes I showed you in my previous post. In addition to the pancakes it also serves Omelettes, sandwiches, gelato, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, muffins, waffles breakfast, main courses, deserts and daily specials.
On the Little Amsterdam website Ilja explains [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 21st 2017

After a family gathering in Banbury last March we planned to return later in the year to visit Broughton Castle and perhaps sample some pancakes in the Little Amsterdam Cafe. The occasion of Mr C’s birthday was the perfect to occasion to realise our plan.

We arrived in Banbury just in time for lunch and headed [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Aug 18th 2017

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