Which river famously flows through Abingdon-on-Thames?

October 31, 2012

Abingdon-on-Thames River
I see the Abbey Shopping Centre website are running a competition with the chance to win a £200 shopping token. Simply answer “Which river famously flows through Abingdon-on-Thames?” Options are …
A) Thames
B) Nile
C) Trent
Abingdon-on-Thames River
The competition closes on Fri, 31st May 2013 at 00:00 BST. So the winner will be able to spend the token in one of the new stores that are taking shape at the Abbey Shopping Centre.

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12 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. abingdonwalks  |  October 31, 2012 at 10:59 am

    The Stert?

  • 2. Col  |  October 31, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    The Ock?

  • 3. K  |  October 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    The Isis?

  • 4. Col  |  October 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Any clues yet:

    ‘Which company/store is moving into this development?’

  • 5. Local Lass  |  October 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Is this question just co-incidence? I had heard that River Island were approached to take one of the units. But it was several months ago I heard this and there might not be any truth in it at all. But it does tie in with the competition question quite nicely, don’t you think?

  • 6. Millihelen  |  October 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I think the Stert and the Ock both flow through the town, and the river in the question flows along side the town…
    can I have 3 prizes please?

  • 7. abingdonwalks  |  October 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Of course sometimes these rivers actually do flow Abingdon! e.g. 2007

  • 8. Mark Thornton  |  October 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    On a completely different subject – guess the book quote:

    “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, topheavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change.”

    Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury.

    Published in 1953.

    I think it’s the Nile runs through Abingdon…

  • 9. Peter on the edge of town  |  October 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I watch QI and half of what I thought I knew, I’m told is wrong. I read Mark’s comment and question what I’m told. I thought the answer to the website question was simple.

    I’m sure it is, therefore it is not a competition, but a lottery. So the new shop is either selling replacement windows or is an amusement arcade.

    Confused? You will be after the next thrilling installment of the Abingdon Blog….

  • 10. Col  |  November 1, 2012 at 11:16 am

    There are 2 stores so you Buy One Get One Free, I say….

    I shall just BOGOF shall I……:-)

  • 11. Tom hutt  |  November 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    i work in poundland and apparently there going to knock down the current one and move into the new one but this is only a rumour.

  • 12. jb  |  November 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I’m glad to see that the Abbey shopping centre do not think we’re all dumbheads then????
    Why not just ask what our hometown is called, it couldn’t be much easier could it….

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