Abingdon Blog

Abingdon is probably the oldest town in Britain - continuously inhabited since the Iron Age. Abingdon is seven miles downstream from Oxford on the River Thames. The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon - mostly every day.

Sunday, 30 July 2006

Abingdon in Bloom


Last weeks Abingdon Herald said "Two judges spent three hours in and around the town... Abingdon is in the large town section of the competition... If the town wins the regional section... it could go forward to the national competition next year."

The bloom was different this year because of the drought. There is watering to be done, as can be seen from this Town Council truck on the bridge.

However look at the rest of the bridge and you will see that there is not the usual array of thirsty hanging baskets to welcome visitors across Abingdon Bridge.

"A new category this year is for gardeners who consider environmental principles. Agenda 21 is a Europe-wide initiative to encourage individuals and businesses to think carefully about resources." Abingdon has taken this to heart this year.

One alternative to hanging baskets were these 450th Anniversary banners on the flagpoles fronting the market place.

But there are still flowers in abundance. Abingdon School have created this bed of bizzie lizzies in front of their old school yard at the Roysse Room. This is to commemorate their 750th anniversary.

And there are the usual display of tubs on the river side at St Helens Wharf.

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