Thanks to the Royal Mint for the new £1 coin. With the old £1 coin there was often the worry it could be a fake.
In Abingdon it was a couple of weeks, after the introduction, until we got any of the new coins.
Not all the machines are ready in time. The leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council was seen in front of one of the parking machines saying that it would not take the new coin yet.
Tesco took the decision to unlock all their trolleys until they could be adapted to the new coin. I did see one trolley in the River Ock. There must have been more.
Now a notice says “… due to trolleys being abandoned around the town and in the river, they will now be locked back up to protect the local area and environment. The trolleys accept old style £1 coins or trolley tokens …”
April 25, 2017
Thankyou to Gill-Paul or Gill and Paul for these pictures that tell the story of how a very tired swan was headed from the market place to the Thames.
April 23, 2017