THE TCHURE: IS IT AN ALLEYWAY? OR SOMETHING WORSE?
'Tchure'... I hadn't run across this weird word until I visited the village of Deddington, a few miles south of Banbury. It's a pretty little place, with shops, pubs and cafes clustered around a green - and a few minutes walk away, the remains of an ancient castle.
No matter - today, the tchure of Deddington is a quiet (and non-smelly!) backwater that's well worth a look, especially if you visit Deddington on one of its open-market food fair Saturdays. For any foodie (and TEE is definitely among the faithful) it's a visit again-and-again affair.
Don't forget to go inside the handsome church of St Peter and St Paul, and if you can't get enough of olde-worlde things, then allow some time to trawl for rare treasures in the fascinating antique centre just around the corner...