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Monk of Abingdon’s roundabout – May 2019 happenings

Monk of Abingdon's roundabout
On the Monk of Abingdon’s roundabout there is an advert for the Oxfordshire BBQ Festival on Abingdon Market Place – Sat 25th May – organised by Dawn who does the Oxfordshire Chilli Festival.
Monk of Abingdon's roundabout
Congratulations to the Hilton Garden Inn that fully opened on 14th May.
Monk of Abingdon's roundabout
Nearby at the Fairacres retail park, Homebase, Topps Tiles, AHF and Vineys are due to be replaced with five new units. Homebase are closing in August.
Monk of Abingdon's roundabout
There are also savings on ex display furniture at AHF Abingdon who are closing in July.

3 Comments May 24, 2019

New Abingdon hairdresser

Dementia Action Week
A new hairdresser Dawsons Hair and Beauty Lounge has opened in the premises at the corner of Spring Road and Edward Street, previously used by Abingdon Beds. Abingdon Beds are now on Marcham Road near Majestic Wine.
Dementia Action Week
Inside there is a display of old photographs, including one showing the building in the 1970s when it housed Knights Chapel Works – where garden ornaments and other stone items were made and for sale. In the 19th century the building was a Primitive Methodist Chapel.

8 Comments May 22, 2019

Abingdon Shop Change – Patisserie to Massage

Patisserie to Massage
Delicious Abi, the patisserie on West St Helen Street, closed in March, and the shop front has changed to Abingdon Thai Massage. They will give head, foot, back and oil massage.

I did look up Thai Massage on Wikipedia and read ‘Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions.’ That just shows that Wikipedia does not always get things right.

Wikipedia also says the founder of Thai massage and medicine is said to have been Shivago Komarpaj the Buddha’s physician over 2,500 years ago.

5 Comments April 25, 2019

A New Bar

Thankyou to Peter for this piece.
A New Bar
A new bar, Tipsy Mercer, has just opened in Ock Street.
A New Bar
It is run by Henrietta and James, ably assisted by Brittany. James has fitted out the bar himself.
A New Bar
The wooden table tops came from Blenheim and he made the supports and wine glass racks from copper central heating tubes! Both floors have been restored in the very fashionable shabby chic style, like the remarkable Wilton Music Hall in London.
A New Bar
It was once Beesley, outfitters and mercers, which is where the name came from. Before cars were popular, they made deliveries in their 1908 De Dion van.
A New Bar
A smart, fashionable addition to Abingdon.

(Apologies to the Tipsy Mercer I did not report this sooner as they have been open for a couple of weeks. The Herald has done a couple of good reports. For more about Beesley’s see The town portal historical people section. )

2 Comments April 11, 2019

Back to the future with Reeves

Salamis Fish Bar in Abingdon closed a few weeks ago, for refurbishment, and has now been rebranded as Reeves.

Reeves is the family name of the previous proprietors.
Meanwhile back along Ock Street the demolition of Bellinger’s car dealership is underway.

2 Comments March 24, 2019

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