The Abingdon Blog

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Two well known local authors

Two well known local authors were there at a Gala dinner to raise money for the Save Radley Lakes campaign which is fighting to prevent ash from Didcot power station being dumped into Thrupp Lake at Radley.

Abingdon author Paul Gustafson, creator of Eggbert books, was the master of ceremonies.

Crime Writer, Colin Dextor creator of Inspector Morse, was the guest of honour and after dinner speaker.

Save Radley Lakes are still raising money and need your support. Radley Lakes are to the north of Abingdon. To the south of Abingdon, Sutton Courtney are campaigning against the Incinerator, and Drayton and Steventon want to Stop the London Reservoir being built on their farmland.

Abingdon itself, in the middle, needs flood defences to prevent another repeat of July 2007. It seems to be all about the environment - global recession or not.

(Thanks to Marjorie for the pictures)


Anonymous thirstygirl said...

I would just ike to point out that the proposed 'London Reservoir' (sic) is also in fact proposed to supply Swindon and Oxfordshire (and that includes Abingdon!)

22 October 2008 12:03  

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