The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Some of the People on the Market Place Today

Ruth Cross is seen here handing out leaflets to let people know about Abingdon Heritage Open Day - next Saturday.

Abingdon Concert Band were playing.

There were three different charity stalls. This one is raising money for a Community Centre in Brixton, South London.

And here are Ken Clarke who has never been Mayor of Abingdon as far as I know and Peter Spooner who was Mayor back in the 1980s.

And Muriel Fraser selling prints of original paintings, and photographs of Abingdon. All proceeds to charity. Let me know if I got anybodies name wrong. I'm hopeless with names.

Friday, 4 September 2009

History of The Pub

Has anybody out there any more they can add to the history of the pub.

I did go inside to ask whether there were any interesting historical features I could photograph...

and was told the building was the real history.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Brown Signs from the A34

Millets Farm Centre was once just a Pick Your Own Farm and has expanded to do many things.

All the way down the A34 Millets Farm Centre has these Brown Signs. They imply it is the tourist destination in these parts.

They direct you at this point away from Abingdon not towards Abingdon.

Thanks to John for the pictures and the question: How did a pick-your-own get in before our town?

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Lady McBeth Closing Down

This Abingdon shoe seller was last featured on this blog with a quote from Shakespeare's MacBeth "twere well it were done quickly"...

Here is another...

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted shops
until their closing down..."

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Mayor's Fishing Competition

The Mayor's Fishing Competition took place during Bank Holiday Monday Morning. This follows a junior competition on Saturday. During my walk past I saw mostly small fish landed.

I was told there were plenty of Roach about.
On the subject of fish I was sent a picture by Michal taken at the weir a couple of weeks ago.

He asked me what it was and what it had died of. So I am throwing that one to the experts out there.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Coseners House

Cosener's House and the view back across the Mill Stream.

The stable block created or re-created only back in 2005.

And the view through the rafters.

Finally Cosener's Houses itself. A place for conferences, weddings, meals and hospitality. It took it's name from the Cosener, that is the Cuisinier or Kitchener (the official responsible for providing food for the Abbey). It is owned by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), formed in 2007, following the merger of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and some other august scientific Council.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Some Good Old Knockers

I'm not sure where Carl found all these good old knockers in Abingdon but there are plenty more pictures like these in his album...