The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Inbetween Cargo and Londis

Cargo closed a couple of weeks ago. The next day, or so it seemed, workmen appeared tiling the floor. They worked quickly and the shop has already been fitted with upright display coolers.

Londis will be the new name over the door. Very soon late night shopping could become a possibility in town. There is a late night service hatch, and a 24 hour alcohol licence has been applied for - pending consultation.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Electricity Sub-Station in South Abingdon

This electricity sub-station near Maberley Close has some inscriptions I have been trying to decipher...

'Longfellow Drive Tee Francis Little Drive '

'Caldecott Farm Tee Drayton Road Tee Blacknall Road'

'Tesco Teed Tesco Refrigeration'

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Museum Exhibition - Part 2

Abingdon Museum has two exhibitions currently. The first has already been described, and the second is Betty Blandino's hand built pots.

They range from this unglazed rather pregnant looking pot...

to this smooth bird-like pot. Betty Blandino lives and works in Oxford. She wrote a book called: 'Coiled Pottery: traditional and contemporary ways.'

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Rowing Club Expansion

The Abingdon Rowing Club are expanding their boat storage facilities. Work is underway. This blog has already reported on how the Kingfisher Canoe Club had to move their hut to make way. This section of the river bank is beginning to look crowded.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Ladygrove Play Area - Before

This play area was given a mention at last weeks Annual Town Meeting. It will be the next one to get new equipment. It has been underwater twice in the last year: in July 2007, and January 2008.

Our children always called this the Tesco park, because it is on route to Tesco. Back fifteen years ago that clothes hanger climbing frame was already looking old. I suspect, like the swings nearby, it is among the oldest pieces of play equipment in Abingdon.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter Shop Displays

Patiserie Pascal, East St Helen Street

Masons, Bath Street

The Abingdon Flower Shop, Bath Street.

Mostly Books, Stert Street

The Book Store, Bury Street Precinct.

There were others...

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Easter Day

Here is St Michael and All Angels' Church, Park Road, Abingdon, on a cold start to Easter Day.

Things did brighten up later.

The banner says 'Christ is Risen!'