Murals on Reynolds Way Wall – 5 years on

Reynolds Way Murals
In June 2009, a picture of Reg, the owner of the Reynolds Supermarket, and of an unknown lady, were fixed either side of an older mural of St Helen’s Church.
Reynolds Way Murals
In August 2014 the pictures of Reg and the lady finally came down.
Reynolds Way Murals
Another street scene put up on the Reynolds Way Wall in June 2009
Reynolds Way Murals
is warping away from the wall in August 2014.

Most of the original murals from over ten years ago, made with tiles, and paint on the wall, are still doing well; but the newer ones painted on board, have lasted about five years. The noticeboard alongside has been waiting for a new sheet of glass, or perspex, to make it look decent for months.

1 Comment August 19, 2014

Ex Stroll In Premises at Night

Ex Stroll In
Thomson & Partners are advertising the ex Stroll In Premises “To Let”, and describe it as “ prominent lock – up shop with frontage on to the Market Place together with return frontage on to Stert Street.
Ex Stroll In
I thought the rebuild plans, with flats above, intended to divide the shop in two with two shop fronts. But the owners may have decided against and kept it as one.

A bright spot light, from Stert Street at night, gives the shop a dramatic aspect with the old office chair.

15 Comments August 18, 2014

Reverend Richard says Goodbye, and The Abingdon Horse Show

Good bye to Rev. Richard
After 6 years at Trinity Abingdon, Reverend Richard Bittleston led his last service this morning. He was showered with goodbye gifts afterwards, and The Church Secretary said how sad it was to see him go: because of his thought provoking sermons; the musical gifts he brought to Trinity; the way he has helped churches in the local circuit and the Church in Abingdon; and for the warm welcome and attention he has given to all people coming to Trinity for weddings, baptisms, and funerals.
Abingdon Horse Show
Today was also the annual Abingdon Horse Show. Horse boxes could be seen arriving throughout the morning, and the first field in Rye Farm was full of horse boxes by lunchtime.
Abingdon Horse Show
The next fields held five rings, two for horse jumping, and three rings for showing horses, ridden or by hand , and fun activities like fancy Dress, Prettiest Mare, and Handsomest Gelding.
Abingdon Horse Show
There were also stalls selling rider and horse equipment and paraphernalia.

1 Comment August 17, 2014

Oxfordshire Chilli Festival and Rugby 7s

Oxfordshire Chilli Festival
The Oxfordshire Chilli Festival was on the Market Place in Abingdon throughout the day. There were stalls serving meals with chilli, and lots of stalls with chilli sauces to sample and buy, including  Chillies2u who grow a wide variety of chillies on their farm near Witney in Oxfordshire. They then sell their own sauces and chillies at Farmers Markets, and over the Internet.
Oxfordshire Chilli Festival
Throughout the day there were also a variety of bands
Oxfordshire Chilli Festival
and a chilli eating competition.
Oxfordshire Chilli Festival
Competitors were provided with a glass of milk and a bag. If they needed to drink the milk or threw up in the bag they were out of the competition. The winner was the last one still eating chillies.
Oxfordshire Chilli Festival
Also at Abingdon Rugby Club throughout the day was the annual Rugby 7s competition. Abingdon can be seen in green and yellow playing Chinnor.

8 Comments August 16, 2014

Apprenticeships and Farmers Market

apprenticeships
In the Community Shop (on the corner opposite Poundland) today and tomorrow (Sat 16th Aug) there is the chance for students who have just received their A Level and As Level results (great Abingdon successes here) to investigate apprenticeship as an alternative to university – or anybody else who is interested.
farming
The Farmers Market was also in town today, and Tommy the Tractor was driving down Bury Street to let younger consumers know.
farming
The Country Market are still going strong at the Farmers Market, and very popular, even though they had to give up the Market at the Roysse Room.

Leave a Comment August 15, 2014

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