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Banbury town & Bodicote, 1986
Scan from paper copy of Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Sheet SP 43/53 Brackley & Banbury (South) scale 1:25000.

Although this map covers only the southern half of Banbury, we can see that further massive development has taken place since 1968.
The Timms estate has extended along the Oxford Road to meet the northern tip of Bodicote, and the land between the Broughton and Bloxham Roads is completely covered with new housing and a school (Queensway Primary School).
But the main change is the construction of the Cherwell Heights Estate. This was built in the late 60s and early 70s on what was previously open fields. It includes two schools (The Grange Primary School and St John's Catholic Primary School) and shops.

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The amazing image below shows the Cherwell Heights Estate under construction in 1969/70.
The Oxford Canal is to the right of the picture, so you are looking at Bankside (the road coming towards you on the right) with High Acres, Coppice Close, Meadow View and finally Wood End in the foreground. To the left, all is still farmland.
This image is reproduced with the kind consent of Alan Baker (click here to view his Photostream on Flickr).

 

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