Theme Day – Upside Down

Upside Down
I read at last week’s Town Council Meeting that there could be a Bun Throwing in 2016. It could be because 460 years have passed since the Town was granted a Charter by Queen Mary.

Some people hold umbrellas upside down to catch the current buns that rain down from the County Hall Roof on such occasions (picture from the Ceremony in June 2012).
Upside Down
See how other Daily Photo bloggers have pictured the Upside Down theme.

4 Comments July 1, 2015

June 2015 Abingdon Blog Youtube Compilation


Includes:

  • Fun in the Park
  • Music in the Park – when I got photo bombed, Land of Hope and Glory, then Fireworks scare the ducks
  • Abingdon Food Festival
  • Prayer Tree at John Mason
  • Canoes going by Margaret Brown Garden on Thames
  • Dancing at the Mayor of Ock Street – queuing to kiss a young lady
  • Armed Forces Day Flag flying above the Nasio Trust fun day
  • Exbourne Road Street Party and the moment after Andy scores a wonder goal, followed by the youngest Morris Dancer ever …

Leave a Comment June 30, 2015

Moving Day

Moving Day
A notice on the door of Abbey House says that District Council staff (from the Vale and South Oxfordshire) have moved to new offices at Milton Park today.

Since the previous offices in Crowmarsh Gifford were destroyed by fire six months ago, some staff have been at Abbey House, some at Sandford-on-Thames, and some working from home.

So from now on staff will be under one roof.

The new home could be temporary. No decision has been made on whether Crowmarsh Gifford will be rebuilt. But if the two district councils are to merge, in the long run, then Milton Park does look more central that Crowmarsh Gifford.

1 Comment June 29, 2015

Celebrating Albert Park and Exbourne Road

Celebrating Albert Park
A book, celebrating 150 years of The Albert Park was launched today by The Albert Park Residents’ Association.
Celebrating Albert Park
The Albert Monument was unveiled on 22nd June 1865, 150 years ago, in ‘the good old town of Abingdon’ – as described by the Oxford Times of the day.

The park on which it stands is owned by the ancient charity Christ’s Hospital of Abingdon, who established and still maintain the park.
Celebrating Albert Park
Rev’d Paul Smith, the vicar of St Michael’s and All Angels Church, next to the park, welcomed people into the church for the launch of the book, and for a celebration of those 150 years.
Celebrating Exbourne Road
Meanwhile, a short distance away there was a road closure, from 9am-10pm, for another celebration – the annual Exbourne Road Street Party.
Celebrating Exbourne Road
There were lots of activities, and entertainments, visitors, and food. During the time I was there, after 4pm, the residents were being entertained by Ashnah Tribal Bellydancers,
Celebrating Exbourne Road
and Mr Hemmings Traditional Morris Dancers
Celebrating Exbourne Road
I left before the Naffle draw at 6pm. “The only rule for the free draw is you have to take the prize home.

1 Comment June 28, 2015

Armed Forces Day and Nasio Trust on the Market Place

Armed Forces Day
Today (27th June) a flag was flying for the seventh Armed Forces Day above the County Hall.
Nasio Trust
Down on the Market Place in Abingdon the Nasio Trust had their annual Market Place event.
Nasio Trust
Young people are raising money so they can go out and help in the rural area of west Kenya where Nasio has built centres to help HIV orphans, and is now building a medical centre.

Leave a Comment June 27, 2015

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