Archives – September, 2019

Family Fun Day at Abingdon Rugby Club

Family Fun Day
At Abingdon Rugby Club yesterday the clubhouse was full of interesting stalls helping to raise money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Society.Family Fun Day
There were lots of prizes on the raffle, including a short holiday and a Miele Vacuum.
Family Fun Day
Over £800 will be split between the charities, and Tara won the guess the weight of cake.

2 Comments September 29, 2019

Craft Market – one minute silence

Craft Market minute silence
The Craft Market was in town today.
Craft Market minute silence
The Town Crier announced a one minute silence for one person who was not there. A poster was left where Tim would have usually been.
Craft Market minute silence
We also learned that Sam Prince died on Thursday. The picture shows him at the Make Music Abingdon event in June.

He was the Abingdon music impresario who staged many music events on Abingdon Market Place, and nearby.

Leave a Comment September 28, 2019

Reynolds Way Litter Pick

Reynolds Way Litter Pick
The Abinit! litter picking volunteers were back at Reynold’s Way to help to get rid of some of the litter that had been blowing around the streets.

Some of it ends up in the hedge running alongside the Reynold’s Way Supermarket.
Reynolds Way Litter Pick
Before.
Reynolds Way Litter Pick
After.
Reynolds Way Litter Pick
Helen and Lynne continue to organise these events. There were about fourteen bags full of litter collected after about two hours. The next Abinit! litter pick starts at Abingdon Lock on Saturday 19th October. There will be impromptu picks before then.

1 Comment September 28, 2019

Stert Street changes

Mostly Books
Mostly Books have a smart new front, now the scaffold has been taken away. They also have a new website.

Abingdon does very well with three book shops, two independent, and one national chain.
Mostly Books
Over the road Thomas Merrifield are also having a redecoration.
Mostly Books
Thomas Merrifield recently sold (stc) a house, a few doors up from Mostly Books, called The Knowl. It has a planning application for change of use ‘from Residential Care Home to HMO (house in multiple occupation) including internal alterations to partitions and reinstatement of the front garden.’

1 Comment September 27, 2019

Abingdon Community Fridge launch

There were two events this evening at the Abingdon Health and Wellbeing Centre, off Audlett Drive.
Abingdon Community Fridge Launch
There was the official launch of the Abingdon Community Fridge. The fridge takes unsold fresh food from local businesses, including Tesco, Waitrose, and The Co-op on Northcourt Road. The Mayor of Abingdon, Councillor  Charlie Birks, cut the ribbon.Abingdon Community Fridge Launch
The Mayor was afterwards pictured with some of the organisers. There were also volunteers and people from businesses. The scheme helps prevent food waste and, at the same time, can help people having a hard time to get good food.
Abingdon Community Fridge Launch
The other event was a showing of the film Plastic Ocean put on by the ABCD Film Society and the Carbon Cutters.

The ABCD Film Society has a weekly programme of films.

Leave a Comment September 26, 2019

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