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Turning Off the Christmas Lights

Last of the Christmas Lights
Today town council staff were recycling Christmas Trees on Abingdon Market Place.
Last of the Christmas Lights
The large Market Place tree usually gets chopped up and recycled on this Saturday. But not this year. It still stands there before the County Hall.
Last of the Christmas Lights
The Christmas Lights are still on this evening in town. It could be their last night. Or that could be tomorrow.
Last of the Christmas Lights
The dripping lights along the High Street have been impressive this year.
Last of the Christmas Lights
There have also been lots of ice cream cone decorations about the town centre.
Last of the Christmas Lights
The Candles on the Market Place have been there for about fifteen years, and should get a longevity award.
Last of the Christmas Lights
Bury Street were the first to turn their lights on, and could be the last of the Christmas Lights to be turned off this year.

4 Comments January 4, 2020

Exbourne Christmas Greetings

Exbourne Christmas Greetings
Exbourne Road, in Abingdon, have celebrated annual Street Parties for the last nine years and this year they also have Advent Windows. One is unveiled each evening.
Exbourne Christmas Greetings
Being ground-floor terrace-house windows they can be viewed close up.

On South Avenue there are a lot of houses and there is some duplication of numbers. On Exbourne Road there are fewer houses and some feature two days.
Exbourne Christmas Greetings
Displays can be seen during the day
Exbourne Christmas Greetings
and during the night.
Exbourne Christmas Greetings
Thankyou to everybody for their comments. Merry Christmas.

5 Comments December 23, 2019

The Saturday before Christmas in Abingdon

Saturday before Christmas in Abingdon
The Abingdon Operatic Society were singing carols outside the Abingdon Community Freespace Shop this morning.
Saturday before Christmas in Abingdon
Father Christmas was inside the shop. The Abingdon Lions have taken him all round the estates of Abingdon.
Saturday before Christmas in Abingdon
On the Market Place the Salvation Army were playing and singing carols.

It was a gorgeous morning. The sun was shining, after yesterday’s rain, and the Rivers were quite high.

15 Comments December 21, 2019

Advent Windows in South Avenue

The South Avenue Advent Windows are back. More houses than ever have taken part this year. Some numbers are doubled up. If you go to look round you can drop in a donation for the Helen and Douglas House Hospice through some letter boxes. Or view The Helen and Douglas House Christmas Appeal.
Advent Windows in South Avenue
2. Girl with balloons and snowman and tree
Advent Windows in South Avenue
3. Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem
Advent Windows in South Avenue
5. Three Wise Men
Advent Windows in South Avenue
8.Robins, holly, and snow
Advent Windows in South Avenue
9. Flickering fire and Christmas Tree with small animals
Advent Windows in South Avenue
15. Nutcracker Suite
Advent Windows in South Avenue
20. Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem

7 Comments December 21, 2019

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival
In the Community Free Space Shop, this afternoon, different community groups were decorating 20 real Christmas Trees.
Christmas Tree Festival
The Christmas Tree Festival will run from 12th – 21st December, 10-4. You can vote for your favourite tree for £1.00.
Christmas Tree Festival
There will also be craft sessions, and wreath making sessions. This particular tree had decorations made and painted by people with learning disabilities supported by hft.
Christmas Tree Festival
Tracey from Carers Oxfordshire helped co-ordinate the event. She also organises Abingdon Community Events’ Toydrive and has been collecting gifts over the last few weeks. Their big wrap will be on 14th December at Dalton Barrack Community Centre. See facebook @abingdonevents.

3 Comments December 11, 2019

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