The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Poppies, Jive Dance, and Day Centre

There were poppies on sale today - these are at the Information Centre at Old Abbey House. There is a late push because Abingdon was late getting poppies this year. The Abingdon Herald has the full story (...)

There was dancing on the Market Place to publicise CEROC (Modern Jive) Classes every Tuesday Night at the Guildhall from 8-11 PM.

Abingdon Day Centre for Older People had open house today. Coffees were being served. This chap was doing a good job getting people through the door. But it was not quite the best coffee in Abingdon - as he claimed!!!

Private Eye - Museum Edition

In reality, the proposed museum lift did not make the front cover of Private Eye, but on Page 14 of Private Eye this week there is an article about the proposed changes to the County Hall. Private Eye were not impressed by the size of the new lift and asked Abingdon "Why not leave the Town Hall alone?"

Friday, 9 November 2007

Reporting a Problem - fixed

Normally the way to report a pot hole or a missing pavement is to ring or write to the local Oxfordshire County Council highway depot near Drayton, or report it on the County Council's own problem reporting web page.

There is also an independent web site called where you can mark on an online map where the problem is, add details and upload a picture. I've just tried it out so I'll let you know if it works...

Next time I passed that way it was 9 days later, and it had been fixed. So well done fixmystreet and the County Council

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Bottom of the Stone Steps

The steps are where the Thames Path leads up towards Abingdon. If you were a long distance walker would you go up, or carry on to the next place?

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Abingdon Marina Changes

The rutted road to the Marina Park has been resurfaced. The last stretch is now concrete, with a few hollywood style footprints - not intentional.

There are some good views down there, especially if you like electricity pylons - some fine examples!!!

Abingdon Marina are to increase the number of moorings from 100 to 120 by adding some extra floating pontoons.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Spot the Difference

Pictures taken a few weeks apart. The view is of of the corner of 35 Ock Street (the Church in Abingdon's open house), Abingdon Baptist Church and carpark, and the corner of Richard Coxeter Ltd. Coxeter is a well established name in the annals of Abingdon retailing. Richard Coxeter sells curtains and carpets and soft furnishing.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Road Sign Re-think

The trouble with the town end of Caldecott Road is there is no pavement one side. People come out of Saint Amand, Turberville, or any side street and have to cross the road. To warn drivers there are warning signs: both the one shown, and one with running children.

Times have changed. Mobility scooters are commonplace. They often drive down the wrong side of the street.

Would this be more appropriate?

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Old Anchor Inn - Real Beer Festival

Paul and Lesley, the landlords of the Old Anchor Inn, have laid on an extra few barrels of beer in the backroom as part of a Real Beer Festival - this weekend only!

The Old Anchor Inn is one of Abingdon's landmark buildings.