The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 22 March 2008

How Bad will the Crisis Get?


Just an update on the Abingdon Herald Story 'Beauty Spot is Now Tip.'

The homeless man in question has been delivered a letter, and some rubbish bags, from the Vale of the White Horse District Council, giving him a few days to clear up the site before they come and do it for him. But today's weather, with flurries of snow, has not helped.

He has been living there, and at other outdoor sites for over a year, and hopes for a long dry summer this year (after last years floods).

He had read the front page Herald article about himself and thought it was 'tongue in cheek'.

Full Moon


March 21st is always the Spring Equinox, but this year it was also Good Friday and Full Moon (as seen against St Helen's Church).

Friday, 21 March 2008

Big Hope for Abingdon


There was a Good Friday Service on the Market Place at 11 am today.

Good Friday ends with Jesus being taken away and dieing a criminal's death on a cross.

Today was the start of Spring, and there was a full moon tonight - the reason Easter is so early this year, because Easter Day follows the first full moon on or after the first of Spring.

This Church in Abingdon banner near St Helen Church declares 'Easter... the big Hope for Abingdon!'

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Abingdon Town Meeting


This annual meeting, chaired by the Mayor, gives the people of Abingdon the chance to come and listen to what the town council is doing, and ask questions. People can also make any points they want about the town of Abingdon. The big issue in 2008 is concern about the town centre.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

High Water - Low Sun


Not as high as January but fairly high water.

The sun is burning up as it goes down at the end of the day.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Calligraphy at Abingdon Museum


Two new exhibitions at Abingdon Museum.

One of them shows the Calligraphy of the Oxford Scribes - including work by Pat Russell of Abingdon.

On Saturday there was a work shop of lettering art.

The other exhibition... to be continued...

Monday, 17 March 2008

Donkey leads Palm Sunday parade


A donkey led

the Palm Sunday parade

through the streets of South Abingdon.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Roger McGough at the Amey Theatre


I borrowed this picture of Mark (Mostly Books) with Roger McGough (Liverpool Poet) from the Mostly Books report of the main event.

In one poem Roger described Didcot power station as 'A Cloud Factory.'

Julie Felix at the Unicorn


Julie Felix played at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon two years ago.

She was back again this evening, on the last night of the Abingdon Arts Festival, for what was a brilliant concert. She sang some great songs including Masters of War, Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands and Hallelujah.

She ended her third encore by asking Pam, the louder than life compere of music at the unicorn, to join her on the Scottish Ballad: Wild Mountain Thyme.