Archives – December, 2019

BUY LOCAL or bye bye local

BUY LOCAL or bye bye local
Prices Stationers have some bright yellow posters in the windows.
BUY LOCAL or bye bye local
They say BUY LOCAL or bye bye local :(
BUY LOCAL or bye bye local
Prices is the place to go to for art supplies and boards and canvasses.
BUY LOCAL or bye bye local
They also have a wide selection of stationary and notebooks and pens. They can also do photocopies in black and white or colour.

11 Comments December 31, 2019

Low Bright Sun in Abingdon after Christmas

Low Bright Sun in Abingdon
This morning there was a light frost in Abingdon-on-Thames.
Low Bright Sun in Abingdon
There are two swans near the slipway at St Helen’s Wharf.
Low Bright Sun in Abingdon
There are far more geese than swans. Some can be seen flying and landing in formation in this picture taken from the Margaret Brown Gardens.
Low Bright Sun in Abingdon
The low bright sun was dazzling (picture on Abingdon Bridge).
Low Bright Sun in Abingdon
There is still some flood water, but the River Thames floodplain in Abingdon is not as flooded as a few days ago.
Low Bright Sun in Abingdon
Today the recyling lorries collected some of the Christmas waste.

The roads were quiet early this morning. A lot of people have not gone back to work yet. Many firms encourage an extended Christmas break.

4 Comments December 31, 2019

Abingdon Town Centre Shop Changes in 2019 (13th annual review)

2019 was not such a good year with more business losses than gains in Abingdon town centre.
Changes in 2019
Press on Changes in 2019 for a bigger (pdf) version of the map showing the changes.

Key:
Green is a shop that was vacant at the start of the year which is now occupied.
Yellow means a change of business.
Red is a vacant shop premises that was occupied at the start of the year.

Change in 2007 ( 6 green, 5 yellow, 10 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2008 ( 10 green, 8 yellow, 13 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2009 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Gain 3
Change in 2010 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 4
Change in 2011 ( 2 green, 8 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2012 ( 6 green, 1 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 1
Change in 2013 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2014 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2015 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2016 ( 10 green, 5 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 5
Change in 2017 ( 3 green, 6 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2018 ( 7 green, 6 yellow, 4 red ) – Net Gain 3
Change in 2019 ( 4 green, 3 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 3

Welcome to:
New in 2019
Abingdon Dry Cleaners
New in 2019
Little Tea Room
Old Chemist
New in 2019
Tipsy Mercer

Goodbye to:
Art and Stuff
Bulgarian Restaurant Tansi
Gemini Hair
Ladbrokes (Stert Street)
Simons News
Oliver James
William Hill

Change to business in same premises
New in 2019
Abingdon Thai Massage
Udon Thai Market
Your Burger

(let me know any mistakes in this annual roundup)

4 Comments December 28, 2019

Exbourne Christmas Greetings

Exbourne Christmas Greetings
Exbourne Road, in Abingdon, have celebrated annual Street Parties for the last nine years and this year they also have Advent Windows. One is unveiled each evening.
Exbourne Christmas Greetings
Being ground-floor terrace-house windows they can be viewed close up.

On South Avenue there are a lot of houses and there is some duplication of numbers. On Exbourne Road there are fewer houses and some feature two days.
Exbourne Christmas Greetings
Displays can be seen during the day
Exbourne Christmas Greetings
and during the night.
Exbourne Christmas Greetings
Thankyou to everybody for their comments. Merry Christmas.

5 Comments December 23, 2019

The Saturday before Christmas in Abingdon

Saturday before Christmas in Abingdon
The Abingdon Operatic Society were singing carols outside the Abingdon Community Freespace Shop this morning.
Saturday before Christmas in Abingdon
Father Christmas was inside the shop. The Abingdon Lions have taken him all round the estates of Abingdon.
Saturday before Christmas in Abingdon
On the Market Place the Salvation Army were playing and singing carols.

It was a gorgeous morning. The sun was shining, after yesterday’s rain, and the Rivers were quite high.

15 Comments December 21, 2019

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