Eggs and Chicks and Plastic

Eggs and Chicks and Plastic
Oxfam had Divine Easter Eggs without plastic. Green and Black Easter Eggs at Waitrose did not use plastic. Most of the other Easter Egg producers still use plastic.
Eggs and Chicks and Plastic
Eggs hatch and little chicks are to be seen in Abingdon this Easter – lots of them.

Our attempt to get through lent without plastic was not easy. The homemade toothpaste did not taste good and may have blocked up the sink. But we will be more aware of where we can get produce without excess packaging now. It must be made easier for all.

Why do producers need plastic as well as cardboard round Easter Eggs in any case?

Leave a Comment April 20, 2019

Good Friday

Good Friday
There was a Farmer’s Market on Abingdon Market Place today.
Good Friday
The Church in Abingdon had their traditional Good Friday Procession from the library . The procession stopped on the Market Place to sing “There is a Green Hill Far Away.”
Good Friday
They then processed to St Nicolas Church where there was a United Service led by Reverend Paul Smith.
Good Friday
It was a lovely sunny day, and so not only St Nicolas Church , and the Market Place were busy. Nags Head Island was busy, as was the Abbey Meadow Play Park. It was also the busiest day of the year so far in terms of passing boats for Abingdon Lock. There is currently quite a narrow navigation channel, with red buoys, below the lock, and I saw a boat getting stuck on a shoal (accumulation of sediment) for a few minutes.

Leave a Comment April 19, 2019

Bells Ring in Solidarity


At 7pm this Thursday evening the bells of St Helen’s Church and St Nicolas Church, in Abingdon-on-Thames town centre, rang in solidarity with the people of Paris because of the fire that destroyed the spire and roof of Notre Dame on Monday night.

Leave a Comment April 18, 2019

Maundy Thursday

Thankyou to Jane for this …
Maundy Thursday
Our Lady & St. Edmund’s Church, and the Church in Abingdon, hosted an event on Abingdon’s Market Place, from 10 am to 1 pm to commemorate Maundy Thursday and the start of Eastertime.
Maundy Thursday
Jane says “It was a great morning for the shoe cleaning and we had lots of lovely people passing who came over to have their shoes cleaned, a refreshment and a chat!”
Maundy Thursday
Beautiful sunny weather added to the lovely morning.

Leave a Comment April 17, 2019

Abingdon Cycle Festival

Abingdon Cycle Festival
On Sunday, at the Abingdon Cycle Festival, the Town Crier announced the rides as they set off every quarter of an hour through the morning and early afternoon.
Abingdon Cycle Festival
The first rides were the fast rides over 40 or 50 miles. Then followed a range of different rides for all abilities.
Abingdon Cycle Festival
Traffic was diverted down East St the Helen Street and West St Helen Street so the Market Place and High Street were dedicated to stalls which registered cyclists, provided food and refreshment,cycle products and safety, and different bands played.
Abingdon Cycle Festival
There was also a challenge of three static bikes trying to do an enormous distance without moving.
Abingdon Cycle Festival
The event wants to encourage people to get on their bikes and enjoy the outdoors. During my canvassing in Caldecott (to try and get on the Town Council as an Independent) I hear the message that more people would use their bikes, and let their children cycle, if the roads and cycle ways were safer.

5 Comments April 16, 2019

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