Binsey Poplars

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These are the descendants of the Binsey Poplars immortalised in verse by Gerard Manley Hopkins – at that point curate of a church on the Woodstock Road – after they were unceremoniously cut down in 1879, and used to make brake shoes for carriages on the Great Western railway. (There were once plans, mercifully never implemented, for the entire surrounding area to house an enormous train depot; but that’s for another Story) ...  Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/binsey-poplars/ Orchard Garden, Poplar Tree, Log Fires, Train Depot, Thatched Cottage, Brake Shoes, Great Western, Picture Postcards
Binsey Poplars – Port Meadow, Oxford
These are the descendants of the Binsey Poplars immortalised in verse by Gerard Manley Hopkins – at that point curate of a church on the Woodstock Road – after they were unceremoniously cut down in 1879, and used to make brake shoes for carriages on the Great Western railway. (There were once plans, mercifully never implemented, for the entire surrounding area to house an enormous train depot; but that’s for another Story) ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/binsey-poplars/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
And its welcoming pub, The Perch, boasts log fires, mulled ciders, ‘Grouse & Whinberry’ crisps, and a long orchard garden that stretches down to the river. Birds congregate at the water’s edge and there are glistening views across to the wide, open space of Port Meadow where horses and cattle graze contentedly ...  Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/binsey-poplars/ Grouse
Grazing Cattle – Binsey, Oxford
And its welcoming pub, The Perch, boasts log fires, mulled ciders, ‘Grouse & Whinberry’ crisps, and a long orchard garden that stretches down to the river. Birds congregate at the water’s edge and there are glistening views across to the wide, open space of Port Meadow where horses and cattle graze contentedly ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/binsey-poplars/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
The thatched cottages of the picture-postcard village of Binsey lie little more than a mile from the railway station. Its farm, Medley Manor, is a pick-your-own cornucopia. Its twelfth-century church protects a holy well dedicated to Frideswide, Oxford’s patron saint ...  Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/binsey-poplars/ Patron Saints
'My aspens dear' – Binsey Poplars, Oxford
The thatched cottages of the picture-postcard village of Binsey lie little more than a mile from the railway station. Its farm, Medley Manor, is a pick-your-own cornucopia. Its twelfth-century church protects a holy well dedicated to Frideswide, Oxford’s patron saint ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/binsey-poplars/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford