The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 10 April 2010

quick look at the Craft Fair then off

We popped into the Craft Fair at lunchtime to have a quick look round since it was our only chance.

There were some nice things and this lady kindly posed for me with her flower pictures.

Then I popped in at Local Roots to buy some Abingdon Chutney as a gift for the host family we will be staying with in our twin town Argentan. Then we were off...

Back on Monday or Tuesday when the Quasimodo Fair is over.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Marcham Road Progress

It is almost three months since I last visited the changes happening on the Marcham Road.

With all that upheaval going on, as the corner is cut at this junction, it is good to see that they have not needed to move the litter bin.

The new police cells have been given a white roof which fits well with the prize winning architecture . But those windows look a bit too large for police cells.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Tea Room Opening Soon

A new view onto the Old Gaol has opened up as demolition work continues.

A new business, Rosie's Tea Room, is opening soon and has been getting a coat of paint.

Another new business, the new Guitar shop on Stert Street, will also be opening on Saturday.

There was also a poster advertising 'MPs Business Question Time!'

I have not seen yet any details of such an event for the general public.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Next Weekend

Next weekend there will be a lot going on in and around town...

There is the very well advertised Craft Festival from 8-11 April.

Heather Brown, the Abingdon Partnership officer, has co-ordinated this with Free Family Fun and Music on the Market Place on Saturday, so that people, on leaving the Craft Fair, will be attracted to venture from the Old Abbey Buildings through the Abbey Gateway into town.

Saturday is also one of my favorite events - Clubs and Societies Day in the Guildhall, where local clubs and societies show case what they do. It only happens every two years.
(Unfortunately I have to away and will miss all this so will be glad of pictures to )

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

yellows, blues, reds, and greens

Over the last three days I was in the Lake District (and the blog was done remotely) and so I may well have missed some important events back home. All I can tell is that this daffodil patch on the other side of the River Thames has moved on, and is now in full bloom...

and these tulips in the Abbey Gardens are fully out. We will be seeing a lot more of these colours in the days ahead. (For anyone not from the UK, they are the colours of the four political parties likely to contest the upcoming election in this area. )

Monday, 5 April 2010

Where will the Bus Shelter Go?

The front of the HSBC bank, on the High Street in Abingdon, has been pressure cleaned so it would be a shame to hide it behind the new bus shelter.

The windows of Bucknell and Ballard have been hidden behind a bus shelter for many years and it would be a shame if their fine windows were again obscured.

The new bus stop sign can just be seen in front of the Halifax next door. There will be just one bus shelter soon, but where will it go?

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

This Easter Egg display, in the window of Patisserie Pascal, was done by Fabulous Flowers.