Hand drawn map by KBMorgan
The map I created for the February Issue of 'The Cotswold Life' magazine was 'Banbury' . It was a good excuse to have a day out and eat a Banbury Cake. I was lucky with the weather and found it a really friendly town, worth another visit. I'd like to explore the canal and go into Tooley's boatyard.
The following is a list of the interesting facts and features that I squeezed into my hand drawn map.
1 - Known as Banburyshire, good business community and communication routes.
3 - Castle Quay Shopping Centre- the site of original castle built in 1135. ( castellation decoration in border).
4 - Jacobs Douwe Egbert symbol - Worlds largest coffee- processing facility. (symbol)
Douwe Egbert symbol - I have milk in my coffee, hence the cow!
5 - Banbury Cakes - Made using a secret recipe that dates back to at least 1586
6 - Trial electric Post Office delivery vans built by Arrival Ltd
7 - Spinning Wheel - at the start of the 19th c banbury was weaving 'plush', fabric with around 1000 workers in and around Banbury.
9 - Border based on Banbury Coat of Arms, sun ,and wavy bar.
castellation of castle and shields of battles.
11 - Birds Custard used to be made in Banbury. (Birds logo near Bluebird Bridge.))
12 - Reindeer Inn. Used by Oliver Cromwell.
13 - Thomas Hankinson donated the initial piece of land. His family were local High Street butchers, who sold hand-made faggots called 'spice balls'.
17 -Chapbooks- Cheap printed books printed using 'Banbury blocks' (wood engraved blocks.)
18 - Banbury was once the home to Europe's largest cattle market.
19 -Tooley's Boatyard - The oldest working dry dock in Britain, repairing and building boats since 1790.
20 - Alfred Beesley (1800-1847) topograper and poet.
21 - Dick Chipperfield, English Circus animal trainer and circus owner.(1904 – 1988)
22 - Pioneer of X-Rays ,Richard Reynold's (1829-1900)
24- Banbury Cheese, mentioned by Shakespeare in a few of his plays. It was produced in one inch rounds so became a byword for anything unreasonably thin.
25-Larry Grayson born in banbury in 1923 , known for his catch phrase 'Shut that door!'
Greeting cards with my map of Banbury are available to buy from my page on ' Love from the Artist '
They are blank inside but you can add a message via the same site. I'm also just getting some A3 and A4 prints made. Please follow me on Instagram ,https://www.instagram.com/kbmorgan.uk to keep up to date and see 'What Katie did next ' !