Archives – September, 2018

Object in a Field

Theodolite
Trevor sent me this picture of an object in a field and says “Saw this today. It’s in the field behind the Morland Gardens development. Can’t be can it??”

The Morland Gardens development now shows as ‘Sold Out!’ on The Taylor Wimpey website. Work was nearing completion last time I visited.

1 Comment September 25, 2018

Stone Masonry round the Market Place

Work continues on the Guildhall inside and out, and has been through the summer.
Stone Masonry
In recent days a specialist stone mason has started working on the front of St Nicolas Church where some of the detail on the old arches has been eroded and broken off by the weather. The stone mason has matched up the stone to replace some of the detail that has fallen off.
Stone Masonry
There is a secure scaffold round the NatWest Bank. The eroded pillars had been protected by white boards before this work started.

Leave a Comment September 24, 2018

Abingdon Railway Exhibitions

Abingdon Railway Exhibitions
The Town Crier went direct from Splash of Pink to the Community Free Space where the Oxford and District Model Railway club had four model railways running.
Abingdon Railway Exhibitions
This was to promote the Oxrail Model Railway Exhibition on Sunday 14th October, 2018 at Abingdon and Witney College.

This is the same venue as the Abrail (Abingdon Model Railway Exhibition) earlier in the summer.
Abingdon Railway Exhibitions
Abingdon may not have a railway station but does have some excellent model railways.

2 Comments September 23, 2018

Splash of Pink in Abingdon town centre – 2018

Against Breast Cancer
Bra bunting decorated the pillars of the County Hall to announce that local charity Against Breast Cancer had taken over the Market Place for their Splash of Pink charity event.
Against Breast Cancer
The Mayor of Abingdon, Councillor Margaret Crick, was there to support the event and judge the shop windows. She stayed there a good couple of hours despite the rain.
Against Breast Cancer
The Abingdon Lions were also there supporting Splash of Pink, and tomorrow the lady next to Pikachu will be abseiling down the JR Hospital to raise money for the children’s ward (Just Giving page Here).
Against Breast Cancer
There were lots of lovely cakes on the Splash of Pink cake stall, and the Crown and Thistle were serving bacon butties, and beefburgers which were much needed to keep people warm inside.
Against Breast Cancer
For amusement, among other things, you could hurl a foam pie at someone’s face.
Against Breast Cancer
There were performances in the rain by Abbey Brass, Mr Hemmings Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers, Rock Choir, and Abingdon Operatic. They performed numbers from Top Hat which they perform soon, at the Amey Theatre – including the song ‘Isn’t this a lovely day (to be caught in the rain)’.
Against Breast Cancer
Winner of the best pink shop window was Willow’s Shakeshop. Second place went to Masons.

Leave a Comment September 22, 2018

Air Ambulance Shop is Back

Air Ambulance Shop is Back
After a couple of months of being closed the Children’s Air Ambulance shop has reopened with a new manager.
Air Ambulance Shop is Back
So they have a sale to get the stock moving and then who knows what. The sky is the limit.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is now operational from Oxford since Monday 17 September 2018.

17 Comments September 21, 2018

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