The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Rave on the River in the Rain

The Breakfreekz 2007 Boat Party passed alongside us at Abingdon Lock, as we walked down the river towards Swift Ditch. They had come from Oxford and were returning that way. The music stopped for as long as it took to get through the Lock. It had started to rain.

By the time we reach Swift Ditch, the boat had left us some way behind and all we could hear was the thump of the drum N bass - from the rave on the river in the rain.

Friday, 17 August 2007

Abingdon Town Bus

The Abingdon Town Bus is pictured here at St Helens Wharf. You can't see the passengers because there are just too many flowers!

The original timetable, started last year, was difficult to keep to and is likely to be changed in the autumn.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

A summer like no other

This is the top of a wet Stert Street yesterday evening. AbITS work is underway to widen the pavement - something that should help protect the jutting out side of The Knowl building - built around 1580, with a lot of rebuilding in the 18th Century including a fine staircase....

and this is the Market Place, pictured a few minutes later, with rainwater running away along the newly made channels. I shouldn't think the hanging baskets have really needed THAT much watering.

It has been a summer like no other.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Return to the Hanging Baskets

Last year there were not the usual number of hanging baskets in town because of the drought, but this year they are back in profusion.

These ones next to the War Memorial might well have impressed the Britain in Bloom judges, but there will be no judges visiting Abingdon this year because of the recent floods. Town Council staff have been concentrating more on flood reparations than Britain in Bloom. Only the judging of private displays will go ahead.

This basket is next to Twitty's Almshouse.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Cockles and Mussels, alive, alive-O!

Here can be seen the shellfish at an Abingdon supermarket.

Included here are: King Prawns, Seafood Sticks, Canadian Lobster, New Zealand half- shell Green Mussels, Fantail Prawns, Seafood Cocktail, Cockles, and Mussels, Madagascan Crevettes, Tiger Prawns, Cromer Crab (dressed and undressed), and North Atlantic Prawns.

Last week on holiday I was gazing at a similar display. The main difference being that a lot of the creatures then were still Alive. The crabs kept trying to walk away.