The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Mayor of Ock Street - Election

The Mayor of Ock Street was being elected today, and the morris men were dancing all around town. They were in the precinct from 10:45...

11:45: On the Market Place,

with some invited guests from other Morris Men

13:30 Punch Bowl

15:00 Brewery Tap & Mayott House

16:00: Close of Polling

16:15 Mayor Elected at Brewery Tap

It was Roger Cox for the second year running

Then in style he was carried to

17:00 Trinity Church Hall

For some non alcoholic refreshment - cups of tea and sandwiches, and other entertainment.

Before the evening events...
18:15: White Horse
19:30: Cross Keys
19:45: Brewery Tap
20:15: Punch Bowl
21:00: Guildhall for dinner

Friday, 20 June 2008

Abingdon Green

Rev'd Richard Bittleston, was formally made the new Minister at Trinity Church yesterday in a special service. He was presented, by Trinity, with a stole in Abingdon Green.

A coach load of friends from his old home, near Woking, came to wish him well, together with many people from Abingdon - including the Mayor, and Chair of the Vale.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Cream Teas at Twitty's

At the weekend, cream teas were served, in the back yard of Twitty's, to raise money for Abingdon Community Hospital.

There was also a raffle, drawn by the Chair of the Vale of White Horse District Council.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Makes you think!

I've just been to the web site of the company that owns this lorry. They recycle lamps. It says 'Did you know...

That the mercury from just one fluorescent tube can pollute 30,000 litres of water beyond a safe level for drinking? ... Makes you think!'

So I guess we had better be a bit careful in days to come after the recycling lorry shed and smashed hundreds of fluorescent tubes all over the Vineyard.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Love Parks Week 2008

Love Parks Week runs from 14th - 22nd June. Maybe it is more of a city event than a Market Town event.

The monument to Prince Albert would not look out of place in the centre of a great city park. Abingdon once had aspirations of grandeur.

Albert Park in Abingdon is still a great park.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Moto X

In Barton Fields the sound of motorbikes could be heard - much louder than the bike or two often heard near Radley Lakes.

By the river the roaring got louder, and very soon the event could be seen, between nettles, trees, and reeds - a twisting up and down circuit on the opposite side.

Going as far as the Railway Bridge the sound followed, until one of the race heats finished.

A moment of calm.

A train went over. A loud speaker then announced the last heat was to begin
and.... the trial bikes were off again

.... rrrrm vrrrmm rrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmm vrrrrm. Or something like that.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Happy Fathers Day

There was a sudden last minute rush in the Birthdays Card Shop. Not only because it was Fathers Day.

But also because Birthdays are closing down and cards were greatly reduced.

From being a Four Card Shop town, Abingdon is now only a Two Card Shop town.