Cv Publications’ series of relocation guides to English counties was launched with my survey of Oxfordshire. It was a journey of discovery.
Rather than just passing from point A to B my excursions followed an ad-hoc schedule of diverse routes. I found myself turning down obscure side lanes leading to little villages hidden in a marvellous landscape of deep countryside. Documenting over one hundred centres the county gradually revealed itself as largely unspoilt by the industrial sprawl.