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A look back at Abingdon in April 2012

The monthly slideshow.

4 Comments April 30, 2012

The night of the big storm

There was not only a lot of rain last night, there was also a strong wind. All sorts of things were blown down.
A lot of branches had been torn from trees in the Abbey Meadows. Trees and fences came down in other parts of Abingdon.

My mind went back to October 1987, the night of the big storm. That was the time when Michael Fish on the BBC weather saidApparently a woman rang the BBC to say there is a hurricane on the way. Don’t worry! There isn’t...”  Wind
There was devastation the morning after.

Leave a Comment April 29, 2012

It rained through the day and the night

It rained through the day and the night and water levels are beginning to get high – although not yet overflowing the river banks. April has been cool and showery, and there has been more sustained rain of late.
Yesterday the brave souls from the St Helen’s scout group were trying to hold a book sale / tombola etc. on the Market Place. They had a trailer load of books they had not dry room to unpack. There was also a St Helen’s church book sale and coffee morning in the church centre.
We did not get a huge turn out to the SARP event at Preston Road, although there is another next Saturday at the rugby club (10-1). The picture shows Aidan Melville, Abingdon’s first ever Labour Councillor for many years, and one of the newer Conservative Councillors, Holly Holman.

4 Comments April 29, 2012

Tattoos for Sobell House

Tattoos for Sobell House
Acreedo Tattoos have a special charity collection for Sobell House – the hospice in Oxford that gives respite care for people suffering cancer. I remember my dad being there back in 1993 and it was just such a lovely, peaceful place.
Tattoos for Sobell House
Check out Acreedo’s facebook page for a clearer picture of the tattoos which they are doing for a minimum donation of £20 each!!!

Leave a Comment April 28, 2012

Second tunnel goes in at Abbey Shopping Centre

Abbey Shopping Centre
The scaffolding men were back early this evening putting scaffold over the near side of the Abbey Shopping Centre. So it looks like there will be a tunnel both sides.

Abbey Shopping Centre
Round the back the buildings have always given me the impression of something at the seaside. That will soon change and I guess this view from the top of the Charter Carpark will look quite different with taller buildings with gables in the foreground.

Abbey Shopping Centre

23 Comments April 26, 2012

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