A busy town on one bank; cattle, knee-deep in water by the other!

December 31, 2013


The floodplain over the other side of the River Thames is still under a lot of water, as is the seat in memory of Michael Hambleton (Minister of Abingdon Baptist Church 1991 to 2000).

It was raining again this morning and most of my pictures got blurred and are unusable.

Last week I picked up, from Oxfam, a Guide to Abingdon … “Written by Friends and Servants of Abingdon.” The guide has no date, but can be dated … “Work is in progress on the construction of a new Assembly Hall for the town. This hall, which will seat 500 people, will be linked to the Guildhall, and should be completed during 1965.”

The 1965 Official Guide to Abingdon was priced at 2/6 and is a delight to read … “A busy town on one bank; cattle, knee-deep in water by the other! That is the contrast offered at Abingdon, and many an attractive picture it provides, especially on a Sunday when the picture is augmented by the sweet sound of bells borne across the quiet water.”

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Chris  |  December 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Blimey you get out early :)

  • 2. Spike S  |  December 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Nothing new about the Flood Plain flooding then !

  • 3. Old Abingdon  |  December 31, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    That guide sounds good .

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