End November Progress – County Hall and Old Gaol

November 30, 2010

Overnight, snow has spread to provide a light covering for much of Abingdon …
County Hall
The Market Place Christmas tree has now been replaced with a better specimen in time for tonight’s Christmas Extravaganza. The first tree did make the news, but the really big story coming out of Abingdon in November was whether a Royal wedding bun throw would go ahead – given there might be no roof on the County Hall for dignatories to throw from. It started at the Abingdon Herald, then went to Radio Oxford and ended up getting more headlines than any real bun throw ever would – even getting featured on Radio 4.
Old Gaol
No sign of building work above ground yet at the Old Gaol but they were going to start with the underground carpark.

Economic recovery is still uncertain. House prices have fallen for the 4th or 5th month. So will development of the Old Gaol slow down awaiting an economic recovery or push on now they have begun?

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Col  |  November 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    A Cherry Picker, build a fairground ride, ‘chuck off the roof of the Old Gaol??.

    Tall Scaffolding??. Someone with a good throwing arm, or design a bun thrower competition (Wallace & Gromet style, maybe get on to their new inventors show??).


  • 2. Neil  |  November 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’m sure you and your collagues will find a way to get the buns thrown, and I’m sure the public won’t mind too much as long as they are thrown ;-)

    The old Gaol development will go ahead, house prces in our neck of the woods are holidng up well enough.

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