The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Tesco Scenic Route

Most people drive to Tesco along the Marcham Road. But there is an alternative scenic route which begins on Mill Road.

In the distance Tesco can be seen beyond this overgrown, little used footpath...

where wild roses have taken over.

On one side of Mill Road are 'set aside' fields

Cross over the River Ock and a wheat field stretches towards the Tesco store.

The scenic route follows the meanderings of the River Ock. (Orpwood Drive can be seen on this shot.)

Then the path leaves the river and takes you round a shady track

until Tesco appears through an opening.

Thursday, 31 May 2007

Sunshine and Cobbles

A little sunshine is returning into our lives after a rather disappointing half term. This sun-dappled tenement is across Station Yard.

The cobbles can start to dry off in the evening sun along Old Abbey Close...

and round the bend into Chequer Walk.

Painting the White Lines Grey

Early this morning workmen were painting some of the white lines grey. The County Council have modified the trial road markings after the first few weeks. Now High Street, west of West St Helen Street has reverted back to two lanes.

There is a public meeting on the Abingdon Integrated Transport strategy (AbITs) on Wednesday 20th June. The meeting will be held in the Guildhall Abingdon at 7pm. Guest speaker is David Robertson, Oxfordshire County Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport.

Monday, 28 May 2007

Its better for ducks

There are some places more easily reached by ducks. But by leaning over the edge of Abingdon Bridge and holding the camera at arms length I can just about get this shot of the Stert Stream re-emerging after its underground journey.

There are some weather conditions that favour ducks. Today on the cricket field there were no cricketers and the campers were soon packing up to go. Not good for camping or cricket, but excellent for drakes and ducks.

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Spirit of Adventure - Day 2

There were still MGs about, but no more red arrows.

The weather has been bad all day. The second day of the Spirit of Adventure airshow was called off because of the rain.

Today is also Pentecost Sunday. At Trinity Church, Ruth our minister said she was preparing her children's talk about Pentecost when overhead she heard a great roaring, and went outside to see coloured flares in the sky.

Most of the children in Abingdon were also outside at that moment looking up for the next sweep past of the Red Arrows. So Ruth used that joint moment of excitement in her children's talk about Pentecost... when there was a sound like a great roaring wind, and tongues of flame cames down from up above to settle on the disciples.