Port Meadow
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    Campaign to save Portmeadow
    Portmeadow Wikipedia - Click Here

    Around 400 acres of common land within the Oxford ring road Port Meadow provides a large wild space for the people of Oxford. This area of land was given to the freemen of Oxford (which now includes women as of Nov 2008) by king Alfred in the 10 th century in return for their help in defeating the Danes.

    Both the Freeman of Oxford and the Wolvercote commoners have grazing rights and currently there are around 25 horses, 100 cattle and a large flock of geese. In November 2008 the freeman admitted women. This flood meadow has been continually grazed since this date and has never been ploughed giving rise to some unique flora and fauna. The meadow is a SSSi and has recently achieved National Monument status affording it further protection.

    Apart from its farming and biodiversity qualities it is a particularly special place. Its unusual to be able to see a horizon within a ring road and the place has remained relatively wild and unchanged for centuries. In recent years with the higher rainfall that we have been experiencing it floods providing a buffer zone; offering some protection to stretches of the Thames below from flash flooding.




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    All images taken by Oxford based photographer Adrian Arbib
    In these pictures Adrian has tried to celebrate its beauty as well as explore peoples' relationship to the land. The landscapes are taken on Fuji Velvia film with an Art Panorama 6x17cms camera.
    The portraits on BW film, with a Hasselblad 6x6. The images are scanned on an Imacon 949.
    They were featured in Source photo magazine in 2002.

    More of Adrian's work can be seen here

    The soundtrack to the landscape gallery is Portmeadow courtesy of The Egg

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    Introductory Offer:
    One Month Unlimited $39
    New clients only. One time purchase. Must purchase with-in first week of coming to studio.

    Auto-Pay Membership: Unlimited Yoga
    $89 per month - with a minimum 6 month commitment
    $79 per month - student/senior pricing - with a 6 month minimum commitment

    Regular Pricing:
    Drop In - $17 ** New Rate**
    One Month Unlimited - $135
    One Year Unlimited - $1000
    5 Class Package - $70

    Student/Senior Pricing:
    Drop In - $13 **New Rate**
    One Month Unlimited - $110
    One Year Unlimited - $750

    Please note - student pricing is for full time students. Must present valid ID.

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    The fight to save Port Meadow from Oxford University
    Oxford Ornithological Society
    An Oxford Festival
    Port Meadow Birds
    More photos of Port Meadow by Adrian

    Website design by Inspiragraphics


    A selection of images will be on display 31st May > 20th July 2014 in :

    Henley at the The River and Rowing Museum ,
    Mill Meadows,
    Meadow Rd,
    Henley-on-Thames,
    RG9 1B


    Contact Adrian: info@portmeadow.org
    07711 090544
    01865 454600