Category Archives: Port Meadow

Network Rail industrialises the Oxford landscape

The railway lines from Oxford to Birmingham and to Worcester run between my house and Oxford’s Port Meadow. Beside the railway line lie the Trap Grounds allotments. On 20 February, I took this photograph of the allotments from the Aristotle … Continue reading

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Port Meadow horses, a balloon and a microlight on an evening walk

Few of the horses and ponies on Oxford’s Port Meadow would win prizes in an equine beauty parade. Some of them, however, have character. This one caught my eye on this evening’s walk:

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Going out to Port Meadow and back in the evening

It was still quite light when we went out to Port Meadow at 5:25 on 13 March: By 6.25 it was nearly dark: Home

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Microlights over Port Meadow

Port Meadow has been home to flying machines of various kinds over the years. There was an RAF aerodrome there once; there was a 1935 plan to build a proper airport; we used to have a model aircraft flying club; and big … Continue reading

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Rare RAF plane seen across a frozen Port Meadow

Shall I take the big camera on this quick evening walk? Nah – I must have hundreds of  pictures of sunsets across Port Meadow. So it was that I had only an old iPhone on me when this scene appeared before me:

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Bands of light across Port Meadow

Port Meadow lies between us and the west, so there is often the chance of a sunset picture across the water – Port Meadow is a flood plain, usually dry in summer and wet (sometimes very wet) in winter. On this … Continue reading

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Sunset on Port Meadow as Aristotle Lane railway bridge opens at last

The bridge across the railway at the end of Aristotle Lane in Oxford has been closed since January while Network Rail replaced the old one. Being Network Rail, they screwed up the project management, and a job which was estimated … Continue reading

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