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Faringdon [May. 11th, 2015|08:02 am]
Tony Grist
The Old Crown is on the market square. The buses stop just outside and their top decks are on a level with our bedroom windows.  Back in the mid 17th century the town was one of the royalist outposts surrounding the king's capital at Oxford and The Crown served as a barracks for royalist cavalry. When the pubs kicked out at two this morning I pretended to myself that it was the troopers and their doxies making a return visit.

According to a notice in the church the royalist garrison included a company of female snipers. They used small bore muskets and were fearsome.


From: cmcmck
2015-05-11 10:33 am (UTC)
What a lovely market hall!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-05-11 05:51 pm (UTC)
Nice, innit!
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From: artkouros
2015-05-11 12:14 pm (UTC)
No putting on a show for the bus tourists!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-05-11 05:52 pm (UTC)
The net curtains will remain modestly drawn.
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