Justin Lovstrom, one of Abingdon’s best loved posties, will be running along the Thames path on 3/4 May from Richmond to Oxford, via Abingdon Bridge – 100 miles within 28 hours. Money raised will go to the Amber Phillpott Trust and the Oxford Heart Centre.
Donations can be made at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JustinLovstrom.
Yesterday – St George’s Day – was celebrated in style by The Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers who began their music and dancing at the Old Anchor, continued at The Kings Head & Bell and then ended the evening at The Punch Bowl.
April 24, 2014
Matthew let me know that there are plans to build 8 flats for emergency housing with associated parking at the old Harcourt Way Tree Nursery. (The plans can be viewed at P14/V0710/FUL ).
The trees (seen to the left of this picture) have had time to get more firmly established , and seeded more trees, since the last time plans were put forward in 2009. That was for 14 flats for emergency housing. On that occasion there was a lot of opposition to the loss of what was considered a nature reserve alongside the Stert not far from Boxhill Walk.
April 23, 2014
The “twinning stone” at the junction of Preston Road and Bergen Avenue was erected in 1970 when the roads on the Sutton Fields estate in South Abingdon were named after the towns with which Abingdon was either twinned with or has a friendship link. Visitors from the twin towns are often take to see this stone and shown “their road “.
The stone had become illegible because of weathering. The twin towns society ADTTS approached the Town Council to see if they would arrange to get it cleaned but the reply was that no money was available.
ADTTS decided to have a go at cleaning it and the pictures show the Vice Chair of ADTTS Peter Dodd cleaning the stone last Friday.
April 22, 2014
Another lovely window display from finishing touch in Stert Street this Easter.
Further up the street a shop window, formerly Sweet Chocolate, is under wraps. So we can no longer get our Easter treats from there this year.
According to an article in the Oxford Times the new proprietors already have branches in Oxford, Cowley, and Witney where they promote and sell E-Cigarettes.
April 19, 2014