October 11th, 2017

A day around Banbury

The Banbury Cross Sculpture by Denise Dutton was unveiled by Princess Anne in 2005.
The horse is modelled on a Welsh Cob and the lady represents the "Queen of the May"
She wears a crown of 13 spring flowers, alternating daffodils and wild roses, symbolising the 13 ancient calendar months.
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes
Banbury Cross
from the SW.
Designed by John Gibbs.
Banbury cross was erected in 1859 to celebrate the marriage of Princess Victoria to Prince Frederic of Prussia.
On the upper section of the monument are the coats of arms of people who have had a strong connection with Banbury.
The statues of Queen Victoria, Edward VII. and George V. were added in 1914 to mark the coronation of George V.
Banbury Cross from the North East.
Chipping Norton Town Hall.
Gillian on the veranda of our hotel room.
Cotswold Hotel and Spa, Chipping Norton.
Overlooking the golf course from our hotel room.
Cotswold Hotel and Spa, Chipping Norton.

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