Archives – March, 2013

Easter Sun Rise

Sun Rise
The clocks went forward by an hour this morning and so the sun rise was at 6:39 this Easter Sunday morning. The picture was taken just upstream from Abingdon Lock. There was a frost and puddles were icy.

1 Comment March 31, 2013

Local Excellence Market – Easter Saturday 2013

Local Excellence
The Local Excellence Market, organised by the Choose Abingdon partnership, began in September 2010 as a response to local people wanting a Saturday Market. Each time it has a different mix.
Local Excellence
On this chilly but at times sunny Easter Saturday, some stalls were of the sort you might see on the Friday Farmers Market. Pictured above is the Old Farmhouse Bakery. from Steventon.
Local Excellence
Then there are the craft stalls like Vallis Green Woodworking
Local Excellence
Then there are local organisations. The Abingdon Carbon Cutters had a egg painting stall.
Local Excellence
Neil, who organises the Abingdon Air and Country Show was there with a flight simulator and information about the show on May 5th. The Abingdon Freewheelers were also there. The Spring Cycle Festival is on 21st April.

More pictures of the Market on the blog’s facebook page.

6 Comments March 30, 2013

Edward Street Recycling Mound

Due to Good Friday being a public holiday, the weekly recycle collection this week was on Saturday in areas to the south of Abingdon, including Edward Street – a long terraced street near the Albert Park where a recycle lorry cannot get between the parked cars, and where houses have no room for wheelie bins.
As a consequence the recycle lorry out-runners gathered all the green bags into a large mound a few minutes before the lorry arrived.

2 Comments March 30, 2013

Seen on the Oxford Road in Abingdon

Oxford Road
The Boundary House pub sign is a reminder that this very popular pub was once the house of Cecil Kimber – the Managing Director of MG Cars. Plans for a new sign with no picture – just writing – has been proposed by Greene King and then withdrawn.

Behind the sign – high in the trees – can be seen a prominent rookery.
Oxford Road
 A little further down Oxford Road – at number 40 – trees have just been cleared and are being offered as free firewood. The house suffers from a severe lean and will soon be demolished and replaced with a four bedroom house – not the usual over development that has become commonplace.
Oxford Road
At the new Tesco Extra – where the Ox once stood – I see they have got a cashpoint installed. It was the one thing that got rejected when the original planning application went in to change from pub to shop.

1 Comment March 29, 2013

Studio Closing

Studio Closing
Paul Viney’s studio in West St Helen Street is closing at the end of the month. It has been there since it took over from the barbers that used to be there, called In Trim, about twelve years ago.
Studio Closing
As well as weddings, and studio portraits, Paul is often to be seen at town events taking pictures so must have quite a collection of Abingdon life.

5 Comments March 29, 2013

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