" Ride A Cock Horse", Banbury, Great Britain
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N 52° 03.627 W 001° 20.396
30U E 613807 N 5769062
Quick Description: "Fine Lady on a White Horse", unveiled on April 27th 2005 by HRH The Princess Royal.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/4/2007 11:03:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM13M7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 121

Long Description:
From the nursery rhyme...
"Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross to see a fine Lady upon a white horse.With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, she shall have music wherever she goes."

The written history of this little jingle goes back to 1784 but it was not written for children and like many other so called nursery rhymes this rhyme may well carry its own delightfully subversive history.

The identity of the lady and the horse are unknown,but the local theories and beliefs.

The catchy little tune has made Banbury famous throughout the English speaking world and Banbury Cross a tourist attraction.

In 2001, a group of modern day citizens of Banbury decided to launch an appeal to make a reality of the Nursery Rhyme by erecting a statue of a Fine Lady on a White Horse at Banbury Cross. It was planned that this should be completed in time for the 50th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation in 2003.

Identity of Rider: Not listed

Identity of Horse: Not listed

Name of artist: Not listed

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Material: Not listed

Unusual Features: Not listed

Position: Not listed

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