The Abingdon Blog

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

Monday, 1 March 2010

Sign at Number 17 West St Helen Street

The sign on the door is a planning application for a proposed change of usage, and the blue door was until recently Frugal Food.
It could be about to become a tea room.


Anonymous Hester said...

Although there seem to be lots of coffee houses in Abingdon, a really nice old-fashioned tea-shop would be great, especially in a building with so much character. It should also encourage more people to spend time in West/East st Helen Streets. Those of us with longer memories still regret the passing of Frageos about 15(?) years ago - it used to provide a wonderful friendly meeting place, so much nicer than the mass-produced sterile environments of some other places..

1 March 2010 09:19  
Blogger Ralph said...

I loved Frugal Food and was sad to read in an earlier post it had you know why?

1 March 2010 14:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Hester - a nice "Miss Marple" type tea room would be great for the town

1 March 2010 14:56  
Blogger Backstreeter said...

Hi Ralph, This Herald Article has the details.

1 March 2010 17:46  
Anonymous This Charming Man said...

Surely Tescos could squeeze a till in there?


1 March 2010 18:36  
Anonymous Helsbells said...

Hi Abingdon Blogger,
I have just discovered your blog and think it's really fab. Thankyou so much for being the eyes and ears of this town, you are providing a priceless service, your blog is both interesting and informative.
I look forward to reading your posts in the future.

1 March 2010 21:30  
Blogger MilliHelen said...

Thanks for the reminder of Frageos. My son, nearly 17, loved going there when he was a toddler!
But can anyone remember what it was before Frageos??

1 March 2010 21:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it not 'Waterline' - an outdoor sports kind of place. Got my first riding hat there. (Of course I could be wrong, I could be thinking of two doors up or something!).

2 March 2010 22:11  

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