The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Morning Glory

A bright start to the day, but the weather forecast is rain sweeping in from the west.

The games kiosk on the Abbey Meadow caught the early rays this morning

as did the bindweed. Bindweed is in the same family as morning-glory and its flowers are very similar.

OK at 7

It has turned into a rainy old day. But there was sunshine first thing. This is the landing stage near Abingdon Lock at 7 AM.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Clamping in Operation 24 HRS

From September 1st Clamping will operate on the roads round Albert Park, and Abingdon School. The roads are private, and owned and maintained by the ancient Charity of Christ Hospital of Abingdon. Abingdon School Boy drivers will no longer be able to park there.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

New Freeman

Sir Hugo Brunner, sitting here next to the Mayor, was chosen as a new Honorary Freeman of Abingdon yesterday.

The ceremony was feted by the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Rainy Day August Afternoon

When it rains like it rained today then there are some precautions you must take. Keep the window closed, otherwise passing cars will splash you in the Punchbowl.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Reroofing the Almshouses

Work continues on reroofing the Almshouses. Tiles are stacked, at the ready, above Brick Alley Almshouse.

The cupola of Long Alley Almshouse is boxed with scaffolding.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Magical Gardens

The flower display near the entrance to the Abbey Park looks quite striking this year - the ornamental gardens round the outside have a very striking purple and red display.

But come back later and some gardening magic has happened - unless my camera is deceiving me - for the purple has turned to blue.

Sunday, 3 August 2008


Work is well underway getting Pulpit House ready to become an Ask Italian Restaurant, and they have a red sign saying they are recruiting.

In what was Modern Music / Dawsons there is also evidence of work in progress. They are looking for sales assistants. Laidlaw Supplies appear to be a discount shop selling hardware and household good etc...

The old chancellors sign is painted over and rumours are that a well known Coffee House will be opening there on the Market Place. But as yet no recruitment signs...