23 October 2023
Binsey Lane, Oxford
Holding a claim to be Oxford's oldest pub, The Perch at Binsey is said to be haunted by the ghost of a sailor who drowned himself in the nearby river.
17 October 2023
Hartslock Woods, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
A memorable and moving incident from Jerome K. Jerome's novel Three Men in a Boat was inspired by a real-life tragedy at Goring-on-Thames that was reported in newspapers nationwide.
10 January 2023
River Thames between Godstow and Binsey
This bend in the River Thames between Binsey and Godstow is named for a legendary goblin-like figure who was said to pull unsuspecting swimmers to a watery grave!
29 December 2021
River Evenlode, Charlbury
A quaint custom ended in disaster in 1924 when a capsized boat on the River Evenlode resulted in the drowning of three children.
18 October 2021
River Thames near Kennington
When Charles Andrews drowned in the Thames near Kennington it sparked an inter-county argument over who was responsible for his body.
26 May 2021
Sandford Lock, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford
The weir known as Sandford Lasher has a terrible reputation for taking the lives of unwary swimmers, including the boy who inspired 'Peter Pan'.
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