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April, 2003
Punters are a picture on the Cherwell
Punting sign on Magdalen Bridge
This is where the journey begins

Forget the posh colleges... the quintessential image of Oxford is surely summed up by the sights of punts making their languid progress on the Thames and the Cherwell.

Flick through our pics and you'll come over all wistful.

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Magdalen Bridge steps
Magdalen Bridge is one of several punting stations in Oxford

Magdalen Bridge steps
The Fowler family has hired punts from Magdalen Bridge for more than 90 years

Punts under bridge
Dozens of punts are moored under the bridge

Pedalo punt

You can just lie back and let your feet do the work on unique padalo punts


Punter approaches Magdalen Bridge
Get on the river and you can let your hair down.

Couple on punt
Punts can take five people... but two's the perfect number.

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