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Extinction Musical Chairs on the Market Place

On the Market Place today the sun was shining and the Abingdon Extinction Rebellion group were playing Musical Chairs.
Extinction Musical Chairs
All they needed were some players with animal masks, a table and chairs, some musicians with drums, and a human with a white mask. The players had a meal and started dancing round the table. The human then ate a lot of the food and removed one of the chairs
Extinction Musical Chairs
When the music stopped the players sat down for the next meal, but one of them could find no chair
Extinction Musical Chairs
and lay down as if dead.
Extinction Musical Chairs
The game continued until the end. The human was the last one living but did not live for long.

8 Comments September 14, 2019

Craft Market

Craft Market
The quarterly Craft Market was on the Market Place in Abingdon yesterday. Blue Sky Eco Cafe  are a  small group of volunteers who run a once-a-month community café at Long Furlong Community Centre. They serve vegetarian and vegan recipes using unusual pulses, beans, grains and interesting spices.
Craft Market
The Friends of Radley Lakes had a stall. It is over ten years since they saved Thrupp Lake from being filled with ash from Didcot Power Station. They now support the Earth Trust who manage the site.
Craft Market
There were lots of Craft Stalls including, for the first time, Mike Baston Wire Art. I believe he will also be appearing at the Willow Shake Shop.
Craft Market
The Abingdon Chamber of Commerce run the Market. They have just produced a new map of the shops and businesses in the town centre + Ock Street. It is based on the 2010 shopping map.

The first print run is just 5000 as such maps can quickly get out of date.

Leave a Comment July 28, 2019

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

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