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Cooking / Birthday Barbeque - directions etc

From: Geoff
Sent on: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:17 PM


Directions to my house by train and car are below.

People can arrive any time after 1pm, later is fine.

If you are driving up from Oxford and you are happy to give people a lift, please could you put a note up on the meetup message board so people can arrange to meet.

If you want to cook proper Spanish food at my house, please contact me via the email option, or leave a message, as I only have one cooker and hob, and limited space, so I will have to limit numbers for proper cooking.

If you can bring tapas or other food that can be warmed up in the microwave that would be great.

If you are not into cooking just bring some sausages, salad or bread.

If you are coming by car and can bring some folding garden chairs that would be very helpful.


Address: 103 Coopers Gate, Banbury, OX16 2WD. Mobile 07986 829184.

If you go to the site for the meetup and click ‘Geoff’s House’ you will get a google map of my house.

By train:

Go to Oxford station, buy an off-peak return (£5.60) and get a train to Banbury (20 minutes).

At Banbury station take the main road out of the station to the tee junction at Bridge Street.

Turn left and walk down to the traffic lights, cross the traffic lights and walk into the town centre.

You will see Debenhams on your right, part of the Castle Quay centre. Enter the Castle Quay Centre doors between HMV and Debenhams.

Keep walking through the Castle Quay centre until you get to BHS. Turn right and exit through the doors between BHS and Gap.

Keep walking straight ahead along the canal bank, and then under the road bridge.

Cross the car park in front of you to the opposite side, keep walking down the tarmac path, with houses on your left, Sovereign Wharf boatyard on your right.

Follow the path round to the left. You will come to a road which is Coopers Gate, turn left, 103 is the third house on the left.

By Car:

From Oxford drive north until you get to the A34.

Turn right on to the A34 and drive north to the M40.

Turn left on to the M40 and go north two junctions to junction 11.

Turn left at J11 and take the A422 into Banbury.

Go straight across the first two roundabouts.

Turn left at the third roundabout onto the A361. (You turn left at a car sales park, before Tescos and Kraft foods.)

Drive past some retail units and Fine Lady bakery, then you will come to some houses on the left and the cemetery on the right.

Turn left immediately after the pelican crossing, and you are on Coopers Gate.

Bear left at the first intersection, bear right at the second intersection, 103 is on the left hand side. Parking is free on Sundays.

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