The Slaughters Country Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Today's walk starts at Sandford Pools, a particularly pretty section of the Thames Path. Thomas de Sandford gave the manor to the Knights Templar here in 1240 and in 1862 Lewis Carroll preached his first sermon in the church. We walk past the lock, the deepest on the Thames, and take a look at 'Sandford Lasher', the weir in which Peter Pan drowned. It was actually Michael Llewelyn-Davies that died but he was the guy that JM Barrie drew his inspiration ...
... strings. There's even a model plane looping the loop. Once again I find the words of hackneyed songs flooding my mind and I am singing out loud the lyrics made famous by Mary Poppins:
"With tuppence for paper and strings,
you can have your own set of wings
with your feet on the ground
you're a bird in a flight
with your fist holding tight
to the string of your kite.
Oh, Oh, Oh!
let's go fly a kite
up to the ...
... the Universities,, the law said that a certain number of bodies of hanged felons could be used for dissection. Many people believed that a soul could not enter Heaven if the body was mutilated, so there often was a struggle for the bodies. The last public hanging in Oxford was in 1863.
A particularly heinous fact was pointed out to us by our guide: When people were pillaried (see photo), their ears were nailed to the pillary. To be released, ...
... of those little cotswolds villages.
But here's the problem. After 3 cups of tea and a pitcher of water by the time we got close to Upper Slaughter ( pronounced sloh) ... there was an urgent need to pee. So when we got there we looked for a restroom and decided that as adorable as the town was, it was time to head back to the B&B, immediately! Only about 13 miles away.
... br> At 4PM the Man with the Van from Oxford Storage showed up to take all of our office and classroom supplies to the company storage unit. We just had to load it up. That was a comedy of errors. We brought everything from the office and packed it in huge plastic bins, then stacked it all outside near the main gate so we could easily pass it to the van. But the wind got really bad at that same time, so it started blowing over the boxes. Then our corkboards and ...