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The Oxfordshire market town of Banbury lies on the banks of the River Cherwell and is a bustling commercial and retail centre. Also running through the town is the Oxford Canal, which is to this day a busy waterway with many leisure boats travelling along its length, as well as offering many miles of attractive towpath walks for ramblers to enjoy.

The main industries in Banbury include car component and electrical goods manufacture, plastics and printing. The town also hosts the largest coffee processing plant in the world, run by Kraft Foods.

The town was immortalised in the nursery rhyme 'Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross' which was based on the story of a local noblewoman who resided at nearby Broughton Castle in the seventeenth century. A statue of the woman can be seen alongside the famous Banbury Cross in the centre of town.

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