The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Harley Davidsons on the Market

About twenty Harley Davidson bikes were on the Market Place this morning.

All shining in the sun.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Visions - Part Time Art

Art from another exhibition at Abingdon College. This time it's by the part time, first year, students... Called Visions. They each tried to show the spiritual in art.

Suspended globes and photograms.

Labels describing a person. They come together to show the image of the artist.

A wire man holding up the Astral Sphere

An image taken at Dartmoor

Thursday, 3 July 2008

New Beds for Old

Oxford Beds are closing their Abingdon town centre shop, and relocating.

Meanwhile out on the Marcham Road....

and in front of the County Hall there are new flower beds. The Britain in Bloom judges will be round next Monday.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

The Boys' Brigade Abingdon Mystery

In the top room of Abingdon Museum is an exhibition about The Boys' Brigade in Oxfordshire 1888 - 2008 (120 years).

There was once an Abingdon Company - the 1st Abingdon - who met at the Congregational Church. That is the classical building beginning to be cleared and redeveloped to become an Ask Restaurant.

The 1st Abingdon Company were in existence from 13th February 1926 to some time in 1928. To quote the Boys' Brigade Website "Little is known about the Abingdon Boys Life Brigade Company. Were you or a relative a member of this Boys’ Brigade Company? Or do you have any details that you could share. If so please contact us at"

It may be just one of those things that will remain shrouded in mystery.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Co-op Building - June Progress

Hardly had the ink dried on the 'Co-op Building - May Progress' post, and they were taking down the scaffolding.

So what do people think now it can be seen as a building? I have heard one complaint from more than two people 'Those drainpipes were not like that on the plan. '

We now await false shop windows and Co-op sign.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Half Mast for a Past Mayor

The Abingdon Flag has replaced the Union Jack for a day, and has been flown at half mast on top of the County Hall. This is because a former Mayor of Abingdon - Ada Dyson, aged 92 - has recently passed away.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Round or Square Bales

Not just one...

but two round straw bales were in the river today. One boater was saying to another "Young people just can't leave anything alone nowadays."

At Rye Farm Meadow, beside the river, a couple of tractors were stacking square straw bales, and putting them straight onto a trailer.