Celebrating Albert Park and Exbourne Road

June 28, 2015

Celebrating Albert Park
A book, celebrating 150 years of The Albert Park was launched today by The Albert Park Residents’ Association.
Celebrating Albert Park
The Albert Monument was unveiled on 22nd June 1865, 150 years ago, in ‘the good old town of Abingdon’ – as described by the Oxford Times of the day.

The park on which it stands is owned by the ancient charity Christ’s Hospital of Abingdon, who established and still maintain the park.
Celebrating Albert Park
Rev’d Paul Smith, the vicar of St Michael’s and All Angels Church, next to the park, welcomed people into the church for the launch of the book, and for a celebration of those 150 years.
Celebrating Exbourne Road
Meanwhile, a short distance away there was a road closure, from 9am-10pm, for another celebration – the annual Exbourne Road Street Party.
Celebrating Exbourne Road
There were lots of activities, and entertainments, visitors, and food. During the time I was there, after 4pm, the residents were being entertained by Ashnah Tribal Bellydancers,
Celebrating Exbourne Road
and Mr Hemmings Traditional Morris Dancers
Celebrating Exbourne Road
I left before the Naffle draw at 6pm. “The only rule for the free draw is you have to take the prize home.

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. davidofLuton  |  June 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Albert Park (or Mr Park as we called him) was my old geography teacher. It is good and appropriate to see that he has an open space named after him

  • 2. Abingdon Blog » Exb&hellip  |  July 5, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    [...] Sunday Ashnah Tribal Bellydancers were performing at the Exbourne Road Street Party. This week they were part of the parade at the mile long Cowley Road Street Party / Carnival in [...]

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