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Christmas Tree Recycling / Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night
Christmas is over for another year and people who got real Christmas Trees took them to the Market Place in Abingdon today.
Twelfth Night
Staff from Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council were recycling Christmas Trees for free. That is much better than nearby Henley Town Council where the Parks Team charge £2 a tree.
Twelfth Night
At Preston Road Community Centre decorations were taken off the Christmas Trees before they were put back in their boxes.
Twelfth Night
It was Twelfth Night today (5th January) and the lights did not come on in the town centre (apart from the ones in Bury Street).

6 Comments January 5, 2019

Snowfall outside The Punchbowl, Abingdon, on Christmas Day Morning

Snowfall outside The Punchbowl
Snow was falling soon after midnight on Christmas Day Morning outside The Punchbowl in Abingdon.
Snowfall outside The Punchbowl
Santa was passing through at about that time.

Happy Christmas. Ho Ho Ho! It was fake snow.

2 Comments December 25, 2018

Christmas Lights in Abingdon

Christmas Lights in Abingdon
Medlicott Drive in Abingdon has an excellent display of lights this Christmas.
Christmas Lights in Abingdon
There are also a lot of exciting lights along Saxton Road.
Christmas Lights in Abingdon
South Avenue is raising funds for Helen and Douglas House with displays in windows.  One window has a film that looks as if Santa Claus is in the room.
Christmas Lights in Abingdon
Each day another house turns on their window display, and on Christmas Eve three houses will have a new display.

Leave a Comment December 23, 2018

St Nicolas Nativity Scene

St Nicolas Nativity Scene
St Nicolas’ Church in the Market Square is again celebrating Christmas with their nativity scene in the South porch. The lights come on at 3.15pm each day as dusk settles. There is a special Crib Service for younger children on Monday 24th, Christmas Eve, at 4pm. Along with short readings and favourite carols the children are invited to bring up the people and animals, in the Christmas story, and place them in the Nativity Scene as the story unfolds – an appropriate start to Christmas from the church named after Santa Claus. Andrew, who sent this, says “Everyone is most welcome!

1 Comment December 20, 2018

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights
The large candles round the Market Place and  curtain of lights in the museum windows first made an appearance in Abingdon in 2008 so this is their eleventh year of service. After a small hiccup on being switched on they have been working fine.
Christmas Lights
The newer lights across the street started being introduced in 2009.
Christmas Lights
Christmas Lights are provided by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, and their contractor, and the tree is provided by the Market Traders. The decorations down Bury Street are provided by the company who looks after Bury Street. I think that is probably Aberdeen Asset Management.

Leave a Comment December 10, 2018

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