Archives – May, 2013

Caldecott Meadow Opening

Caldecott Meadow Opening
Earlier in the year volunteers, including members of the Abingdon Carbon Cutters and Green Gym and Abingdon Vespers Rotary club, worked together planting fruit trees in the grounds of Caldecott School.
Caldecott Meadow Opening
The trees are now coming into blossom.
Caldecott Meadow Opening
At Friday lunchtime children from Caldecott School congregated round a new shelter at the bottom of the – nearby – newly created meadow area.
Caldecott Meadow Opening
The Chairman (?) of the Abingdon Vespers Rotary Club, and a young lady from Caldecott School, officially opened Caldecott Meadow. It will become an area for outdoor learning for children from Caldecott School and the Children’s Centre alongside.

1 Comment May 25, 2013

Medal Ceremony Take II

Medal Day
Many thanks to Spike who sent me some more pictures of the parade. I’ve selected ones that are quite different from mine. So here is a second view of the parade …
Medal Day
Medal Day
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Medal Day

2 Comments May 25, 2013

Medal Ceremony with Princess Anne

Medal Day
The 12 Logistic Support Regiment (LSR) homecoming parade left the Fire Station in Ock Street at 09:35 and arrived on the Market Place at about 09:45.There were lots of school children on Ock Street to cheer them on their way.
Medal Day
After arriving on the Market Place there was quite a wait. A helicopter went over at about 10:00 landing in the grounds of Abingdon School.
Medal Day
HRH the Princess Royal arrived at about 10:15. She spent a lot of time giving out medals and talking to the troops.
Medal Day
She then spoke over the PA – very clearly. She thanked 12 LSR for their service in Afghanistan and for their service to the regiment which is to disband as part of the army modernisation changes. She wished the soldiers well in their future service.
Medal Day
After the medal ceremony, 12 LSR paraded though the Town, with the Princess taking the salute.

They then marched to St Helen’s Church to remember those who had not come back. More picture on Abingdon Blog Facebook.

4 Comments May 24, 2013

12th Logistics Homecoming Parade

Medal Day
Barriers are stacked on the Market Place.
Medal Day
Notices have been put up warning people not to leave cars or bikes in town. Road closures will be in operation. The streets in the town centre have been gone over a couple of times, and will be gone over once more, in the early hours, with a street cleaner.
Medal Day
The Parade will leave the Fire Station in Ock Street at 09:35 and arrive on the Market Place by 09:45. HRH the Princess Royal will arrive at 10:00 when the ceremonies will take place, following which the 12 LSR will parade though the Town, with the Princess taking the salute.

13 Comments May 23, 2013

New School Science Centre

New Science Centre
A week or so ago Colin and Jenny Wiggins were here for a visit. They emigrated to the US in 1959 to further their scientific careers, and now live on Long Island, near New York. (Colin sometimes sends interesting old pictures of Abingdon and leaves an occasional comment on the blog.)
New Science Centre
Jenny is pictured in the current edition of the Abingdon News where there is a feature on the Early History of Science at Abingdon School. Both Colin and Jenny studied science at Abingdon School (Jenny was at St Helen and St Katherine and used the facilities at S Level). Both went on to become President of the Oxford University Scientific Society.
New Science Centre
Abingdon School have planning permission for a new Science Centre with 21 labs and other facilities. Currently Science subjects are very popular at the school, and they need more space.

The new centre will be paid for out of reserves, a loan, and the generosity of Old Abingdonians, and other sponsors. The new facility will not only benefit teaching of science but will free up space elsewhere for teaching other subjects.

(Last 2 pictures borrowed from Abingdon School website.)

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