Rain stops chess play at Alice's Day

Alice's Day fun goes ahead but the chess is cancelled

Alice's Day fun goes ahead but the chess is cancelled

First published in News thisisoxfordshire: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter covering Abingdon and Wantage, South Oxford and Kennington. Call me on 01865 425431

Giant chess at Oxford Castle for Alice’s day was rained off this afternoon.

But other events across the city have gone ahead to celebrate the July 4 afternoon in 1862 that Lewis Carroll first told his timeless tale to a young Alice Liddell on the Oxford riverbank.

Alice fans, dressed as the heroine of children’s literature, had their faces painted and made balloon rabbits at Boswell’s store in Cornmarket Street and enjoyed an Alice-themed story telling session at the castle.

The event first started in 2007 and is now organised by the Story Museum in Pembroke Street.

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