The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Crowns with Leaves

An interesting discovery was made at St Nicolas Church when the 1881 wood panelling was removed to allow work on the walls near the Blacknall's monument.

Revealed was a wall painting of coronets with leaves. The question now is whether they should be covered up again or kept on permanent display. It is not known when they date from but they are old enough to matter to local historians.

Friday, 1 August 2008

August 1st - Shop Opening

Today Outdoor Traders opens on the High Street. This picture was taken the evening before - last minute preparations were being made inside.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Co-op Building July Progress

Not much to report. I think the flats are getting worked on inside. Outside the path was dug up, and those pictures, that once decorated the hoardings, have reappeared as window recesses. Possible October Opening.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Abingdon Pigeons in July

This pigeon has got the best roost in town.

This Pigeon hangs out at the railings on Wilsham Road near where humankind throw bread to the ducks.

This Pigeon has taken to the other bank where there are new rich pickings. Over there, the caravan club of Great Britain eat outdoors.

If you like pigeons and are not easily offended by fowl language then try the Pigeon Blog.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Mayor's Sponsored Climb

The Mayor of Abingdon successfully completed his Sponsored Ascent of Wittenham Clumps, not just once, but 25 times, covering 1375 metres (more than the height of Ben Nevis) in 5 ½ hours. The money raised will go to the Mayor's charities which are Abingdon Hospital League of Friends and Abingdon's Charities Working Together.

Abingdon Charities Working Together have a sponsored swim in September, so if you can swim and want to help, here is your chance. Listen to Radio Abingdon for more.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Plug for Heritage Day

The County Hall soon after dawn.

On Heritage Day on Saturday 13th September this year the roof is open for free. See for other details.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Radley Lake - Campaign Progress

Radley Lakes were seen recently in the paper under the headline of Campaigners Claim Victory.

The Sutton Courtney Waste Recycling Group (WRG), who could also build a new waste incinerator in Sutton Coutrney, need Fuel Ash to cover waste tips, and they are wanting to stockpile the ash to guarantee they have enough for the future - after the Coal burning power station at Didcot closes.

So WRG and nPower just need to sign an agreement, and that will reduce the future prospect of any fuel ash being dumped at Radley Lakes. However fund raising continues, and there was a Sale and tombola yesterday, for the impending judicial review.