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Fairground Attraction

September 6th, 2004 (05:46 pm)
current music: Whatever techno stuff the fairground people are using

It's the first Monday in September - which means that the St Giles Fair is in full swing outside my office window. I don't mind it all that much but I'd rather not have a pulsing beat as a soundtrack to my working day. At least there isn't a ride threatening to hurl a chariotload of fair-goers through my window. For those who don't know (though most of you do) the fair takes over the main north-south street through Oxford, so it'll be interesting to see how long I have to wait for a bus on a street which has been reopened to through traffic for the duration of the fair - last year the bus was half an hour late!


Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: September 6th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
Gis a job

Never mind, the yearly exposure to pop culture is probably good for you.

Posted by: Adilo Creamon (the_marquis)
Posted at: September 6th, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)

Ah St Giles' fair, what a delight for the music lover ;)

Incidenatlly PK, can you email me an update on the car-parking near St Hilda's I've had an enquiry from an ex-president oop north who's wanting to know where she can put her car over O'moot weekend. All I know is behind the Angel or at Sandhills, but do the Park & Rides have overnight security?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 7th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC)

I think the safest place probably is Thornhill Park and Ride at Sandhills. It's possible to park for up to 72 hours there, under a forest of security cameras. There is on-street parking on Cowley Place , which is free, but it's very difficult to get a space and I'm not sure if there is a restriction (of the no longer than 24 hours variety, perhaps). I think that 24 hour tickets are available at the Angel and Greyhound, but I'm not certain.