A NEW Oxford cafe is being created inspired by one of the city's most unusually-named areas.

Set to open in September, the Robin Hood cafe will be based in St Alban’s Hall on Charles Street.

It is going to be themed on the history of the Robin Hood section of East Oxford, with old photographs and artefacts displayed on the walls.

The area is said to have stretched between Magdalen Road and Howard Street, with a Robin Hood Tavern, Robin Hood Terrace and Robin Hood School all existing locally.

Though there is no definitive answer, common explanations for the name are that the area was at the boundaries of the city, that the area was very poor, or even that some of its residents were considered to behave like outlaws.

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Behind the new cafe, which will be right in the middle of the Robin Hood area, is Dr Lorna Robinson and the Rumble Museum, which she founded.

The museum is a unique partnership between charity the Iris Project and Cheney School.

The Iris Project, which promotes learning about the ancient world, has been working with the Headington school to grow a museum within it, and to develop museum learning within the local and wider community.

It is the first accredited museum in a UK school.

The museum was named after Jamie Rumble, a young man who devoted his life to improving the lives of young people.

Read more about Rumble Museum and its founder

His partner agreed to sponsor the museum, helping his name to live on and inspire other young minds.

Dr Robinson said the museum was hoping to work with the East Oxford community, saying: "We are very interested in any stories people might have of the area, and for those who would like to share them, we can record these and make them available for others to listen to.

"Similarly, we would love to see any photographs and objects connected to the area, and can make digital galleries of these for those who would like that."

It will be open to the public every Saturday from 2pm until 6pm, and serve hot and cold drinks, and snacks.

While the cafe is open, visitors will also be able to pop inside the historic building of the connected St Alban’s Church.

All ages are welcome, and an opening date will be announced via umblemuseum.org.uk.