Archives – December, 2013

MGs on Boxing Day Run, and Rivers Flooding

MG Cars gathered on the Market Place this morning from about 9:30.

There was also a Bull Nose Morris.

They met for the 20th annual Boxing Day Run organised by the Abingdon MG Works Centre.

They then set off round the one way system and across Abingdon Bridge into South Oxfordshire.

The River Thames is running fairly high so some walks are only passable with wellington boots and care.

The Ock Valley Walk is now flooded near the town centre. Comments yesterday from the Ladygrove Estate said “Floodwater from the Ock lapping at the back fences of Orpwood Way.”

2 Comments December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

(Pictures from Torchlight Service at Trinity, and the angel rehearsing at our house in the Back Street beforehand.)

Leave a Comment December 25, 2013

Flood Barrier Erected on Christmas Eve

A flood barrier with sandbags was erected next to St Helen’s Mill in Abingdon this afternoon. There has been a lot of rain over recent days. Light showers are expected on Christmas Day.

Last year over Christmas the Ock Valley walk was closed because of flooding. The water was swilling over the driveway at St Helen’s Mill.

6 Comments December 24, 2013

Alternative Route to Oxford Re-opened

Heavy rain and a resulting landslip split the A4183, Abingdon to Oxford road, in two, over a 60m section, and forced its closure on 20th December 2012 – just beyond Bagley Wood Sawmill. It was re-opened exactly a year later on 20th December 2013.
The A4183 crosses the A34 at Lodge Hill and provides an alternative route (versus the A34) to Oxford – a route with access to villages and businesses on the way.

The remade section is raised above, and separated from, the surrounding woods, whereas before the woods came right up against the road.

The £1m repair work involved rebuilding embankments, adding better drainage, and resurfacing the road.

6 Comments December 24, 2013

Twinkling Lights outside the Town Centre

Outside the town centre, the displays of festive lights round the estates and roads of Abingdon looks as impressive as ever. Probably more so than previous years.

The Abingdon Court Care Home has a very fine display
Saxton Road
I could have chosen one of about a dozen houses to feature from Saxton Road – as usual.
The same applies to the Ladygrove Estate where there are lots of houses outlined with twinkling displays.

3 Comments December 23, 2013

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