The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Sunday, 11 February 2007

The Prince of Abingdon


The cover of the July 1st 1865 edition of The Illustrated London News has a picture of the Prince of Abingdon with great crowds around his feet, and clouds like mountain rising behind, emphasising the grandeur of this statue. You only need a few stone lions, and you have something to rival Nelson's column.

The Prince still looks very fine whether in silhouette, or

showing off his garters, high up there.

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