Category Archives: Oxford Canal Basin

Bill Leonard ducked FOXCAN meeting

Mr Hugh Jaeger of FOXCAN, the group campaigning for the reopening of the Oxford Canal Terminal, responds to my post Searching for the source of the Bile of yesterday. In it, I expressed surprise that Bill Leonard, the arch- (and, … Continue reading

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Searching for the source of the Bile

Hugh Jaeger of FOXCAN writes in response to my post Bill Leonard’s canal fixation. As always, he plays Mr Leonard’s erratic balls with a straight bat. Like me, he is curious as to Leonard’s motives in opposing the Oxford Canal … Continue reading

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Bill Leonard’s canal fixation

Even as I was writing of my puzzlement at Bill Leonard’s attacks on FOXCAN’s aspirations for the Oxford Canal Terminus, the mighty presses of the Oxford Times were churning out his next motiveless missive. It has lots of apparently technical … Continue reading

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Why oppose the Oxford Canal Basin?

The comment by Hugh Jaeger of FOXCAN on my post about the Oxford Canal Basin refers to the “bitter attacks” made by one Bill Leonard on the idea of reinstating the former terminal of the Oxford Canal. I have to … Continue reading

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FOXCAN on Oxford Canal Basin

My post on the Oxford Canal Basin, with its commentary on the 1955 photographs from the Thomas Collection, elicits a reaction from Hugh Jaeger of FOXCAN which I give below. It appears that Mr Jaeger was not aware of the … Continue reading

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Oxford Canal Basin

A quick guide to the plans for the old terminal of the Oxford Canal and a pointer to some 1955 photographs. Beyond expressing support for the idea, I have kept out of the debate on the hopes to reinstate the … Continue reading

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