Archives – July, 2015

Drayton Road Resurfacing Work during a Full Moon

Drayton Road Resurfacing Work
There was a sign near St Helen’s Church trying to stop motorists going towards the Iron Bridge in the wrong direction. Traffic heading from South Abingdon is allowed over the bridge one way. The road is too narrow in two places for anything more.
Drayton Road Resurfacing Work
There are two bridges connecting South Abingdon with the north, and the the other bridge on Drayton Road is closed overnight for resurfacing work. So traffic heading south had to find another way round.
Drayton Road Resurfacing Work
But a lot of cars, going south, were risking going the wrong way over the Iron Bridge. That led to some tooting of horns.
Drayton Road Resurfacing Work
When the police arrived they told several car drivers off for coming over the Iron Bridge the wrong way. They then started turned cars back before they could break the law.
Drayton Road Resurfacing Work
Full moon tonight. There have been two full moons this calendar month. Thanks to Peter, from Abingdon Camera Club, who sent me this picture

10 Comments July 31, 2015

New Builds Summer 2015

New Builds
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
New Builds
The external facade of the new Abingdon School Science complex is also near completion.
New Builds
Scaffolding is coming down, and the crane will soon be off.

11 Comments July 30, 2015

Preserving the last Giant Abingdon Tortoise

Last Great Abingdon Tortoise
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.
Last Great Abingdon Tortoise
George can now be viewed at The American Museum of Natural History.
Last Great Abingdon Tortoise
They have done a Good Job ‘Preserving Lonesome George’ for future generations.

3 Comments July 29, 2015

Too Late for a Botox

Too Late for a Botox
There has not been much activity at the local skin treatment specialist, in West St Helen Street, for some time now.
Too Late for a Botox
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.

4 Comments July 28, 2015

Fish and Chips

The original British Takeaway still has two or three outlets in Abingdon.
Fish and Chips
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.
Fish and Chips
Smarts on Peachcroft are still there open as usual.
Fish and Chips
As are Salami’s on Ock Street.

16 Comments July 27, 2015

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