The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Fire Engines, Police Cars, 4X4s, and Netball...

Next week on the Market Place will be the French Market. The week after that is Heritage Day. And today there were various things:

Fire Engines - Fire Safety Awareness

Police Cars - Speed Awareness

4X4s - promoting the Abingdon 4X4 festival at Dalton Barracks on 27th and 28th of September. Fox FM were also with them on behalf of their charity - Help An Oxfordshire Child.

And community stalls were there in the sunshine like this one from Abingdon Netball raising money for new kits. There was also a WRVS stall . WRVS organise the Abingdon Darby and Joan Club - an elderly peoples welfare club .

Friday, 29 August 2008

Incorporating "Marshall Galpin"

Marshall Galpin used to be a big name in Abingdon.

It looks now however as though Marshall Galpin Solicitors, in West Saint Helen Street, have 'merged' with Withy King.

'Withy King is one of the leading and largest law firms in the South West, with five offices in Bath, throughout Wiltshire and London.'

So now it is Withy King Incorporating Marshall Galpin.

Thursday, 28 August 2008


There were two little ponies helping to raise funds for a charity in the precinct.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Missing Planks

This morning dog walkers could not get over the bridge at the Start of the River Ock. It was cordoned off because a few planks had gone missing. Vandalism damage. By lunchtime the planks had been replaced and the dog walkers were happy again.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Two Independent Financial Advisers

Thomas & Co recently moved from Stert Street

to Lombard Street. So if you are in this area looking for an Independent Financial Adviser then "You've just found one".

Walk a bit further and orangefrogmortgages have also recently moved in where the Red Cross Shop used to be on West Saint Helen Street. All I know about orangefrogmortgages is that they sponsor Abingdon United Football Club.

So if you are down this way and you are looking for an Independent Financial Adviser "You've just found two"

Monday, 25 August 2008

Cherry Picker in East St Helen Street

East Saint Helen Street was closed this bank holiday morning to allow a cherry picker to do some roof repairs. On this occassion it was more cost effective than scaffolding.

The cherry picker is very versatile.

It can go higher than either St Helen's Church tower, or the County Hall Roof.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Temporary traffic lights

"Temporary traffic lights on Oxford Road both ways near the Northcourt Road junction in Abingdon, because of drainage works."

Its been like that for a few weeks. But now the work is over, the hold ups are over, and Northcourt has some neat looking kerb stones.