The Abingdon Blog

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

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Walk near the Water Treatment Works

These houses at the Abingdon Marina can be seen on the far side of a former gravel pit, as night fell. There was a little drizzle of rain.

Close by, these settlement ponds were only added recently to the Water Treatment Works.

The Abingdon drainage system and sewage works south of Abingdon were originally planned and laid out in the 1870s. In Victorian Abingdon the sewage works would have been some way out of town, but Abingdon has grown.

On the other side of the treatment works are the Drayton Road Allotments - just beyond that barbed wired gate. The allotments were moved from near Drayton Road, when Preston Road was completed, and the name stuck although no longer geographically correct.


Anonymous Alan Lovedog. said...

2 or 3 times a year I like to cycle past the marina and down the path that leads to that waterworks and comes out at sutton courtenay - it's a nice ride.

19 February 2009 17:49  
Anonymous John said...

Allotments around here look embattled; nevertheless a battle worth fighting. Abingdon has 3 sites and perhaps later in the Spring you can give them some publicity on this excellent blog!

19 February 2009 22:12  
Blogger Backstreeter said...

I did get an invite to do a post on the Westend Allotments in about May, so could try to do that then -when they are at their best

20 February 2009 10:47  
Anonymous This Charming Manc said...

I used to cycle part of the Hanson Way to Milton Park when I worked down there. Great for seeing wildlife early in the morniong.

It's a bit spooky in winter though, cycling the return leg when it's pitch black!

20 February 2009 13:21  

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