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Local Excellence Market

Local Excellence Market
A sunny Saturday and Abingdon was busy. The town crier had three things to announce in town.
Local Excellence Market
He cried about the Local Excellence Market which he described as excellent.

He cried about the Abingdon Passion Play
Local Excellence Market
He cried about My Fair Lady which the Abingdon Operatic Society are performing from the 9th – 13th April. Visit https://www.abingdonoperatic.co.uk/ to find out more and book tickets. Their productions are always well worth a visit.
Local Excellence Market
I borrowed flowers from Styan Family Produce to give to Eliza Doolittle for the previous picture as Eliza is a Cockney flower girl at the start of the show before taking elocution lessons.

My wife has featured the Local Excellence Market on her blog because I bought her a shampoo bar as part of the no plastic during Lent challenge. Today’s blog post also includes the homemade toothpaste which tastes horrible. See https://unfantasticplastic.home.blog/

1 Comment March 30, 2019

MG Boxing Day Rally

MG Boxing Day Rally
There was a large gathering of MG Cars on Abingdon Market Place as part of the 25th annual Boxing Day meeting and rally.
MG Boxing Day Rally
This included some of the 1.3 million+ MG cars made at the Abingdon Works, off the Marcham Road from 1930 to 1980.
MG Boxing Day Rally
Richard Martin, the Chairman of the MG Car Club – Abingdon Works Centre, gave people instructions about the route.
MG Boxing Day Rally
Cars left in their own time on this mild boxing day morning.
MG Boxing Day Rally
Musical entertainment was provided by Ian Giles who, when not busking in Abingdon, plays for the Oxford Waits.

4 Comments December 26, 2018

Traditional Market

Traditional Market
Here we are at the traditional Monday Market in Abingdon at about 9 a.m. The traffic is not so bad this morning. It started off cloudy and mild, and the sky is clearing to a sunny morning. The man at the fruit and veg stall is still setting out the bananas.
Traditional Market
Lots of plants on the plants stall are displayed already, together with seasonal holly, and mistletoe and wreaths. The Christmas trees have been reduced.
Traditional Market
There is a traditional butcher from Birmingham, and a baker.
Traditional Market
There is a stall selling hats, and coats and gloves. I got some super stretch, one size, thermal gloves for £2. There are stalls selling bird and pet food, cards and stationary, sweets, toys, baskets, vacuum bags, watch straps and batteries, and lots more.

2 Comments December 10, 2018

Third Friday of the month in Abingdon

Third Friday of the month
The Farmers Market was on the Market Place in Abingdon this Friday lunchtime. Every third Friday of each month local farmshops and producers come to Abingdon, all at the same time, to sell their produce at this special market.
Third Friday of the month
Christmas lights were also being put up in preparation for the big switch-on on Saturday December 1st.

The Christmas Extravaganza Parade is at 12:00. Then there will be time to do some Christmas shopping, visit coffee shops and cafes, and get your hair cut, or have a tattoo done, before the big switch-on and fireworks at 18:00.
Third Friday of the month
There was also this Jessops telescope for sale in the Sue Ryder shop in Abingdon. It is a great shame Jessops no longer have their camera shop in Abingdon Market Place. The best we can hope for now is an occasional second hand telescope.

Leave a Comment November 17, 2018

Monday Market Returns

Abingdon Marathon 2018
After a two week break because of fairs the Monday Market was back on Abingdon Market Place today.

Not only was it is Market Day, and sunny, but it is also the start of half term and there were lots of young families in town. It felt very busy in town when I popped out for lunch.
Abingdon Marathon 2018
I see that Abingdon Museum has wild art autumnal activities during half term – on October 25th – with print making from leaves, and hedgehog making from clay and sticks and pine cones.
Abingdon Marathon 2018
On the subject of leaves, a week ago the Thames by St Helen’s Wharf became a place where leaves turned the river gold.

Leave a Comment October 22, 2018

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