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Did the Square Have Two Way Traffic, Part 3: Some Dates of Changes on the Square, from parking meters to parking islands

These are pulled from the minutes of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Oxford, which are available online and can be searched pdf-by-pdf, which takes a while.

1940   There’s a cryptic entry on the minutes:  A motion was made that the City Engineer be “instructed to have removed from the streets, the […]

Did the Square have two-way traffic, part two: a 1933 photograph shows it

This is a photo I found the other day (and that Observer linked in a comment).  It’s taken from the balcony on what was then, I think, a dry goods store (it certainly was a dry goods store in the late-50s early 60s, where I was hoping mom would pick Red Goose shoes […]