The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 14 April 2007


The Esso petrol station on Marcham Road was sold to new owners last year, and they are redeveloping the premises.

The building has been gutted, and huge craters have appeared where the fuel tanks once were. The work is likely to take another twelve weeks. During that time, customers can either use Tesco nearby, or B.P on the Vineyard. The tyre sales and Honda motorcycle dealer behind are still open for business.

Over the road at the Fairacres retail park, half of the Mays furniture store has been gutted as part of what is described as a 'refurbushment.'

The work being carried out is extensive but all stores are still open for business including a shrunk down Mays.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Almost, Like being at the Seaside

The ice-cream van was parked near the new millennium needle sculpture.

The public conveniences were open in the Abbey Meadows, as was the golf kiosk. I even heard somebody expressing disappointment that the open air pool was not open yet.

It was the sort of day when visiting Abingdon was, almost, like being at the sea-side. People were gazing at the weir..

or watching boats cruising through Abingdon Lock.

This colourful barge, called Lucky, slowly approaches the Lock.

Harry, my dog, goes to sniff around whenever he comes to a bench with somebody on it. He has learnt that people eat sandwiches and often drop tit-bits.

This boat has got up speed passing Nags Head island before going under the Bridge, heading downstream towards Culham.