A new independent living complex is opening in Summer 2015 at Mayott House, in Abingdon. The first people will move in very soon. For anybody interested in joining them try this link
The external facade of the new Abingdon School Science complex is also near completion.
Scaffolding is coming down, and the crane will soon be off.
July 30, 2015
Search ‘Abingdon’ in the Guiness Book of Records and there are now more entries thanks to the longest loom band. Radley College are also in there with the fastest Treadmill 100 miles team run.
There is also Most endangered animal and Rarest reptile. On further investigation this turns out to be `Lonesome George’ the giant tortoise Geochelone elephantopus abingdoni from the Pinta or Abingdon Island in the Galapagos Islands. George died in 2012 of natural causes.
George can now be viewed at The American Museum of Natural History.
They have done a Good Job ‘Preserving Lonesome George’ for future generations.
July 29, 2015
There has not been much activity at the local skin treatment specialist, in West St Helen Street, for some time now.
Notices have appeared in the windows that there is a planning application to change the building’s use to residential.
So too late to get a Botox, or dermal filler.
July 28, 2015
The original British Takeaway still has two or three outlets in Abingdon.
For the moment there is no Fish and Chips takeaway in Abingdon Town Centre. New owners took over Smarts Fish & Chips and they seemed to be doing OK. So I am not sure what is now happening behind the screen.
Smarts on Peachcroft are still there open as usual.
As are Salami’s on Ock Street.
July 27, 2015
For the last few weeks there has been scaffolding up in the front of Abingdon Baptist Church.
The blue and white front, of this Grade II listed building, has been repainted with a classical stone colour. A glass main door will be added.
The church (as in the members and not the building) are still fund raising for further improvements to the building.
July 26, 2015