The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 16 June 2007

New Ock Street Mayor

Mr Roger Cox was elected the Mayor of Ock Street this afternoon, and given the sword of office by the Mayor of Abingdon, Councillor Lorrain Oates.

He defeated the previous mayor, Mr Stuart Jackson, who has been elected Mayor of Ock Street 11 years running. Stuart was one of those chairing the new mayor down Ock Street: preceded by the the Ock Street Horns.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Rod Licence

From tomorrow, adults in Abingdon will need a rod licence to fish the Abingdon waters, and not just a town fishing permit. The town took legal advice to protect the ancient fishing right but it seems in vain.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Blue Shirt or Mystery Man

The third Sunday of June is fathers day. So what should we buy him: blue shirt, Robert Ludlum novel, Top Dad card or Mystery Man comic book? (the selection is in the window of the Helen and Douglas House charity shop)

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

The History of the Takeaway

There will be a series of lunchtime history talks in St Nicolas Church at 12.30 p.m. starting next Wednesday ("you are welcome to bring your own lunch"). This year the running order has:
  • 20th June 'The Restoration of St Nicholas' Church In 1880/81-changes and riddles' Mr Dick Barnes
  • 27th June 'The History of Harwell, 1905-1955' Mr Nick Hance MBE
  • 4th July 'St Nicolas Church during the Civil War' Revd Peter Doll
  • 11th July 'Reform and Improvement in 19th Century Abingdon' Mr Trevor Davies

Next year, I would like to hear a talk on the 'The History of the Takeaway in Abingdon'

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Humped Zebra Crossing

Outside John Mason school nothing much to be seen at this mid morning hour: one 4X4, but no humped zebra, and no herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the Wootton Road...

Monday, 11 June 2007

Marketing Suites

The white building with the ring of pillars that fronted Penlon Place has gone. All that remains are the roses and a circle of earth.

However the marketing suite for the Riverside Collection is still there - for the time being.

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Wild Flowers in June

Ox-eye daises stretch from Rye Farm all the way to where Swift Ditch leaves the Thames.

Also in abundance alongside the farm road are mallows, and poppies.

A mound of mallow and cow parsley hides Kingfisher Barn.

But there is no escaping the daisies.