Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Oxford

An ancient and picturesque university city, - Oxford is the second oldest university in Europe - situated on the Rivers Cherwell and Thames, the latter locally known as the Isis.

During the English Civil War Oxford was important as the royalists’ headquarters and the seat of Charles the First’s parliament.

W R Morris

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William Morris’ first commercial premise, making, selling and repairing bicycles.

Location
48 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AP

Date
1901 - 1908

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W.R.M Motors Ltd

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The site on which William Morris designed and built his first car.

Location
Old Morris Garages, 100a Holywell Street, later designated 21 Longwall Street, Oxford, OX1 3SX.

Date
1902 - 1976

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