The Abingdon Blog

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

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Abingdon Extravaganza

The Mayor of Abingdon is in the foreground, and Peter Rhoades-Brown of Oxford United, who turned on the lights, is the one without a large chain .

Two visitors from our twin town, Schongau, dressed in national costume, huddled together against the wind and the first spits of rain. But the rain soon vanished leaving Abingdon like a different place...

There were pirates at Mostly Books (who also did an Extravaganza Blog) ...

Robin Hood at the Book Store...

Woolworths staff had gone completely Disney. They came second in the best dressed shop award.

Abingdon Drama Club were promoting Jack and the Beanstalk - a pantomime coming soon to the Unicorn Theatre. But as they were not a shop, they didn't get a placing.

Two of the Drayton Players were in the horse drawn cab, dressed as Cinderella and Prince Charming.

And the winners of the best dressed shop were The Newbury Building Society. They

declared themselves to be 'Over the Rainbow' about their success.

Whiz... Bang... Whoosh!

(On a sadder note. Hope the chap who collapsed outside the Abbey Bank is OK)


Anonymous PeeWee said...

Well done, good pics. I couldn't get down there but the firworks sounded good.

28 November 2007 22:30  

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