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Knowl For Sale

Knowl For Sale
The Knowl, Stert Street, in Abingdon is for sale. It has been been a mental health rehabilitation and recovery residential care home for over 20 years. The care home has moved to another Abingdon location and the historic building is looking for a new occupant.
Knowl For Sale
Thomas Merrifield has it on the market for £800,000 and say this is ‘a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a Grade II star listed former care home with 15 bedrooms, 4 bedroom annexe, numerous receptions and shared communal facilities located in the heart of Abingdon town centre. The Knowl represents a landmark building within Abingdon due to its striking period architecture and substantial appearance.’

The Knowl also features on the town portal – Abingdon People and Places.

5 Comments May 9, 2019

Defending our Waterways

A lovely Bank Holiday Monday here in Abingdon. Our waterways are secure, or are they?.
Defending our waterways
People may sometimes wonder whether noticeboards at Abingdon Lock are put there for amusement or safety.
Defending our waterways
In this case it was amusing but important safety information. The Captain of Le Boat from Benson hit a shoal (sediment bank), and needed help to reverse to get back into the navigation channel.
Defending our waterways
After last weekend’s  WWII re-enactment event a new board has appeared at Abingdon Lock, about the Upper Thames Patrol – Defending the River against the Threat of Invasion.
Defending our waterways
The biggest danger to our waterways is the lack of funding to the environment agency. They do not have enough resources to keep our waterways safe for casual boaters.

5 Comments April 22, 2019

4th South Abingdon Play & Activity Day

South Abingdon Play & Activity Day
The 4th annual Oxford Play Association Play & Activity Day was held in Southern Town Park in Abingdon today. In the foreground is the Vineyard Church stall who have been actively promoting young people’s activities in South Abingdon since helping set up the youth club nearly ten years ago. It is still going strong.
South Abingdon Play & Activity Day
The activity day saw drumming, sumo wrestling, zorbo balls, climbing walls, go-karting and lots more.
South Abingdon Play & Activity Day
Among the dozen or so stalls were Inspiring Minds, a community based learning project in South Abingdon, who create educational courses in Maths, English, computing, and cooking, and will soon be setting up a first aid course.
South Abingdon Play & Activity Day
Oxfordshire Libraries were also there with their summer reading project. There is not just one for the children but also one for adults. More of that anon.

The day was sunny, and well attended, and looked good fun. Thanks must go to everybody who made it happen. Apologies that I forgot to use the publicity they sent me. But I did see it promoted at school and on social media.

Leave a Comment July 21, 2018

Trinity Learning Award

Trinity Learning
TrinityLearning, the outreach project of Trinity Church in Abingdon which works to help quality of life in local schools, was one of four finalists to win the United Reformed Church (URC)’s Community Projects Award 2018. They were awarded with an brass plaque and cheque for £2000 at The URC General Assembly in Nottingham.

2 Comments July 15, 2018

23 days until the opening

White pool turns Blue
June 16th sees the opening of the new outdoor swimming pool after a complete rebuild. The new pool has been filled with water and the heating system turned on to make sure it is working before the opening. The Abingdon Herald had a headline last week about the pool looking anaemic with just the white tiles showing, but it looks OK now that it is filled with water.
White pool turns Blue
Beyond the blue pool flows the River Thames where two red barges are moored, and beyond them a meadow of buttercups.

5 Comments May 24, 2018

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