The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 1 March 2008

The strong winds didn't wake me

Last night must have been windy but I didn't hear anything. So when I went for a walk down near Abingdon Lock it was a suprise to see a tree down.

It had smashed the end of the handrail of the bridge, and knocked over a litter bin, and bent a direction post. If it had fallen directly on the bridge it could have caused a lot more damage.

Friday, 29 February 2008

Linked Signals

"These traffic signals are part of a network of linked signals to manage traffic within Abingdon Town Centre". However, they are not linked close enough.

There are notices to say the lights need to move in closer to the rest of the system to improve the link. The four car parking spaces outside the Crown and Thistle to the right must go as a result.

Also a reply to an earlier comment about Bridge Street traffic. Tipsy almost got knocked over at the top of Bridge Street because Stert Street traffic can go in either direction and cars don't indicate. Councillor Ian Hudspeth's reply can be seen at this link .

Thursday, 28 February 2008

The earthquake didn't wake me

The 1 A.M earthquake didn't wake me. I only read about it on another local blog. I cannot really say that it caused this shelter on the cricket field to give way. It was probably like that anyway.

And looking round about, nothing else looked out of place. But then we were some way from the epicentre.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Co-op - February Progress

The pictures below the dividing line show what the Co-op will look like when finished

and above the line is what the Co-op looks like now.

And the bottom line is that any shop needs to make money.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Abingdon Sword Bridge

The bridge, that will be decorated with motifs from the Abingdon Sword,

has gone forward in leaps and bounds in the last week.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Estate Agent Changes on High Street

Andrews have a 'For Sale' sign outside - probably only for the flat above though.

A couple of doors away Adkins have been rebranded as Bucknell & Ballard.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

The Great Abingdon Pavement Dig

In Broad Street the pavements are being dug up as part of the repaving program.

and in High Street (and Abbey Close) the pavements are being dug up by Southern Electric.