The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 7 February 2009

More Snow Pictures

Another day with snowfall. During our early morning walk the snow felt wet and the ground was slushy, but then more and more snow fell later in the morning.

The Knowl.

The Ock Valley Walk.

Saint Helen's Wharf (thanks to Sarah)

St Nicolas School (thanks to Kaz)

The Abbey Buildings.

The lake next to Abingdon Marina at sunset.

Long Alley Almshouses.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Snow Frollics


Thats more like it. Real snow! (see Tuesday when we had a disappointingly small amount of snow compared to the rest of the South East)

Thanks to Sarah for this picture and the one of Queen Victoria above.

Thanks to Hester for sending me this squirrel.

Thanks to Michael for the snowman and snowdog on the Market Place

I met this young family who were off to see if Nursery was still on.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Wot. No Cherries?


Cherries is to close...

once the replacement premises, a few doors further up Bath Street, is finished.

Wot. No Cherries?

(The light snow of 2 days ago has been replaced with real snow - haven't seen it like this in Abingdon for 21 years - pictures tomorrow.)

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

New Shop on Stert Street


What I could detect at this late hour is that it is on Stert Street, where de Paaw once was, and is painted white.

Searching on google, I found "Isaac Newton, Alexander Fleming, Joseph Lister, James Watts - Some of the world's greatest scientists come from these Isles..."

Not sure that is much of a clue. There is more detective work to be done here.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

South East - Heaviest Snow in 18 years ...

The three of us, who lift share from Oxford to Birmingham, agreed to return home early - given the snow fall, and the predictions of worse to come. We have been caught out before. When I got home...

The snow did not quite reach Queen Victoria's skirts.

Trendell's Folly was still recognisable.

The path through the Abbey Gardens to the lake was passable with very little care.

Monday, 2 February 2009

White Paint


Road markings round West Saint Helen Street were re-done a couple of days before the opening of the Co-op.

Just round the corner from the Co-op itself...

the front of The Co-operative funeralcare has also been given a brighter look - turning from black to white.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

South Abingdon Under the Plough


The farmer has been ploughing the field alongside Masefield Crescent. A strip remains but that may still go under the plough.

Large clods of earth stand out along the rise towards Masefield play park.

The field at the back of Overmead has also been ploughed, but the soil here, although only a few hundred metres from the first pictures, seems far more friable.