Archives – December, 2018

Snowfall outside The Punchbowl, Abingdon, on Christmas Day Morning

Snowfall outside The Punchbowl
Snow was falling soon after midnight on Christmas Day Morning outside The Punchbowl in Abingdon.
Snowfall outside The Punchbowl
Santa was passing through at about that time.

Happy Christmas. Ho Ho Ho! It was fake snow.

2 Comments December 25, 2018

Christmas Lights in Abingdon

Christmas Lights in Abingdon
Medlicott Drive in Abingdon has an excellent display of lights this Christmas.
Christmas Lights in Abingdon
There are also a lot of exciting lights along Saxton Road.
Christmas Lights in Abingdon
South Avenue is raising funds for Helen and Douglas House with displays in windows.  One window has a film that looks as if Santa Claus is in the room.
Christmas Lights in Abingdon
Each day another house turns on their window display, and on Christmas Eve three houses will have a new display.

Leave a Comment December 23, 2018

Goodbye Rosie’s Tea Room

Goodbye to Rosie's
It is goodbye (Sunday 23rd December 2018) to Rosie’s Tea Room after eight years of good tea and scone service to the people of Abingdon, and visitors. Rosie’s Tea Room took over the premises in West St Helen Street previously used by Frugal Food.
Goodbye to Rosie's
It was not just a tea room but also provided evening entertainment such as knit and natter, pudding nights, and small performances without a microphone. The current proprietors were planning to hand over Rosie’s tea pots to somebody else but it appears the landlord has another better offer for the premises to become a restaurant.

(2nd picture from Rosie’s Facebook page where there are over 131 comments from people about the closure).

2 Comments December 22, 2018

Abbey Cinema Opens – everything is possible

Abbey Cinema Opens
The Abbey Cinema opened today and has a full programme of films.
Abbey Cinema Opens
The Abbey Hall has been transformed with all round sound, a ten meter screen, tiered cinema seating at the back, and tables with swivel chairs at the front where people can enjoy drinks and light meals from the Guildhall kitchen. The white walls and windows are darkened with full length curtains.
Abbey Cinema Opens
The Abbey Cinema will act as Screen 1 with the Unicorn Theatre as Screen 2. A full programme of films can be seen at https://theabbey.ac

Ian and Sue Wiper, who run the The Evesham Regal, approached Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council earlier in the year with this proposed use for the Abbey Hall – empty since 2015. The two parties have since been working together to make this project happen. The cinema will be there for a couple of years as part of the initial agreement.

The first film is Mary Poppins Returns‘everything is possible, even the impossible‘.

13 Comments December 21, 2018

St Nicolas Nativity Scene

St Nicolas Nativity Scene
St Nicolas’ Church in the Market Square is again celebrating Christmas with their nativity scene in the South porch. The lights come on at 3.15pm each day as dusk settles. There is a special Crib Service for younger children on Monday 24th, Christmas Eve, at 4pm. Along with short readings and favourite carols the children are invited to bring up the people and animals, in the Christmas story, and place them in the Nativity Scene as the story unfolds – an appropriate start to Christmas from the church named after Santa Claus. Andrew, who sent this, says “Everyone is most welcome!

1 Comment December 20, 2018

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