Archives – July, 2011

July 2011 Slideshow

Thanks to the Erin Bardwell Collective, who played at The Yeah Baby Free Rock Festival, for the soundtrack on this,  the July 2011 slideshow.  I’m off to Yorkshire for our summer holidays so this post will probably be the last for a week.

5 Comments July 29, 2011

Tesco Express 2

Tesco extra
Recently a Tesco Express opened in what was the Fitzharris Arms – very close to an existing convenience store called The One Stop.
Tesco Extra
The Ox pub is going the same way – taking on the Tesco colours – and right next door to another convenience store called Best One.

155 Comments July 28, 2011

The Spelling looks perfect to me

Lonbart Street
Advance warning signs have appeared round the town centre over the last 24 hours. The top of East St. Helen Street will be CLOSED for two weeks in the middle of August.
Lonbart Street
The spelling looks perfect to me - apart from the spelling of Lombard Street.

6 Comments July 27, 2011

Outline of the Abbey Church

At 14:30 on Sunday 31 July there is a guided tour of Abingdon’s Mediaeval Abbey by the Friends of Abingdon. To book a place email: or phone 01235 521873. It will include a walk round various grounds and buildings including the outline of the Abbey Church …
Tour of Abbey
… charted using underground scanning techniques by the Lost Abbey Project.

Tour of Abbey
Today there were a group of people learning Nordic walking round the outline.

And there was me, with my more erratic walking, filming the outline of the Abbey Church, and the Abbey Gateway…

Over Heritage Weekend there will be the launch of the Lost Abbey information trail. More of that soon.

6 Comments July 26, 2011

Old Gaol building and refurbishment

Old Gaol
A new pathway is being laid under the archway at Twickenham House …
Old Gaol
to the Old Gaol the other side – for this is now all part of one complex.
Old Gaol
Girders and steel ties lay ready to be used as the skeleton for new buildings.
Old Gaol
Older buildings are being merely refurbished.
Old Gaol
It will be interesting to see how the barred windows look when people live up there as luxury dwellers – not prisoners.

7 Comments July 25, 2011

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