Advent Day 15 – Farmers Market on the Market Place with Carols

Farmers Market
Today on the Market Place was the monthly Farmers Market. Here is David Busby selling his ‘Abingdon Honey’. David Busby has hives on a number or properties round Abingdon, and is often called to collect swarms of bees when they land somewhere where they could be a danger.
Farmers Market
During the Market the Christian Aid singers were singing traditional carols.
Farmers Market
They were accompanied by the Abbey Brass who will be appearing next at Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre with the Wootton Warblers. Details of that December 16th concert – Musical Delights in December – can be found on the Abbey Brass Website.

Leave a Comment December 15, 2017

Alone at Christmas – and don’t want to be Alone

Last of the Snowmen
There is an invitation to join the Christmas Dinner at Peachcroft Church on Christmas Day this year. Guests are welcome to arrive from 12.30 pm for a 1 pm start. The event runs until 3 pm. Assistance with transport is available. Places are Free and Booking is essential.
Last of the Snowmen
At Preston Road Community Centre this evening some ladies from the Vineyard Church, who meet every Sunday at the centre, were putting together parcels and food for people – locally – who cannot afford Christmas this year.

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Last of the Snowmen

Last of the Snowmen
There were a few piles of snow remaining this evening. At the end of Preston Road I saw one boy trying to re-make his snowman from a pile of snow alongside.

Snowmen not only had above-zero temperatures to contend with, there was also the rain.
Last of the Snowmen
It was pouring down by the time I got to Waitrose, where I heard the festive sound of Abingdon Town Band playing Christmas Carols.
Last of the Snowmen
Christmas lights could be seen above and below the road with the High Street layby underwater.

1 Comment December 13, 2017

Grimsby Fish and Full Post Box

Thanks to Elizabeth for sending these yesterday.
Grimsby Fish
Monday Market was very quiet – but the young man drove down from Grimsby to sell fish.
Grimsby Fish
The postbox was full in the post office – people are still writing and sending Christmas cards.

Leave a Comment December 12, 2017

Abingdon Peace Group congratulate the 2017 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize
The Abingdon Peace Group were in the town centre on Saturday to congratulate ICAN on winning the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The group ICAN convinced 122 nations to sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.
Nobel Peace Prize
ICAN, the international campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, is an international coalition of groups, including survivors from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.

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