Jericho under water

In the 1950s and 1960s, Jericho was regularly subjected to flooding as result of rainwater flowing down from Walton Street. Great fun for the Jericho kids. The problem was solved in the 1970s with a new drainage system.


Did you know?

The origins of Nelson Street?

Nelson Street takes its name from a local pub, the Lord Nelson, subsequently renamed Carpenters’ Arms—which has since been converted to housing.

The origins of Walton?

Walton is derived from “wall town” which was used centuries ago to indicate a location outside the Oxford city walls. The ancient manor of Walton was certainly in existence before the Norman conquest in 1066.