The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Before Traffic Jams existed

On the Causeway approaching Abingdon from Culham.

Friday, 7 August 2009

If Only...

If only the swan uppers would come by now. A time when swans were more numerous and Canada Geese less ...

Thursday, 6 August 2009


I have put the blog on autopilot for a few days - in order to take an enforced rest ... The doctor suggests I may be suffering from what he calls 'Bloggermania'. It is becoming a fairly common condition and he prescribes no blogging for a few days so I get a sense of perspective. But as I could not give it up completely, I have secretly pre posted a few old Abingdon postcards and things...

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Copenhagan Drive - 4 weeks on

The road and the cycle path looking north.

The path down from Larkmead School with flowers in tribute after the cycle accident 4 weeks ago.

Heading South.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Pigeons in The Urban Setting

Thanks to Carl for this picture of the pigeons spikes before they were installed above a couple of shops on the High Street

and this of the marked van. Unmarked vans are available.

It reminds me of one of my wife's collage / paintings during the recent foundation art show at Abingdon college. All her pictures were of pigeons in urban settings in black and white.

A day or two before the exhibition she found this pigeon outside our front door, which given her obsession with pigeons did seem strange.

Monday, 3 August 2009

St Helen's Wharf road markings for posterity

There were new plans for St Helen's Wharf published on Friday. A report by some traffic consultants employed by the County Council suggest that making the Wharf two way could help the South Abingdon traffic situation. If that does happen that white arrow would go.

This road by the church would become two way, and traffic lights added to this scene,

and this 'Pedal Cycles Access Only' would disappear.

But in my humble opinion I'm not sure this addresses the fundamental issue.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Welcome Back... To The Grapes

The Grapes re-opened last Tuesday.

Not so long ago I was reporting the Grapes had re-opened. But it closed a few months later because the tapas bar for properly dressed over 21s apparently did not work.

The new owners will be welcoming ALL - including 18s and over. As they said to me, this is their livelihood.

In other words there will be more 'Funky House' music in Abingdon.