Shop selling Southeast Asian ingredients

Udon Thai Market
The Udon Thai Market opened three days ago. It was previously a shop selling ingredients for Southeast Asian cooking. That has not changed but the layout has changed and it feels more open.

There are now three businesses in West St Helen Street that are proud of their Thai connection: Chaba Thai (restuarant), Abingdon Thai Massage, and Udon Thai Market.

10 Comments August 8, 2019

Hiroshima Remembered

Hiroshima Remembered
For over 30 years members of Abingdon Peace Group have held a short vigil on the morning of August 6th remembering the thousands of people killed,maimed and reduced to shadows on the ground when the nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on Aug 6th 1945.
Hiroshima Remembered
Photographs of people remembering the anniversary are sent from Abingdon to Hiroshima to show solidarity. Prayer services, vigils and demonstrations take place around the world on the 6th, and the 9th, when the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.

There are specific reasons in 2019 why these anniversaries should be remembered. In 1987 the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed between the USSR and the USA to reduce the threat of nuclear war. Last Friday President Trump of the USA officially terminated that agreement after 32 years. Today tensions between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers, are rising with direct rule being imposed by India on the special region of Kashmir.

Thankyou to Peter, Anne, and Tony for the pictures.

21 Comments August 7, 2019

Happy Days

Happy Days
Julian is trying to trace pupils from Dunmore School. These group pictures are from around 1967/8. He wants to arrange a reunion next year. There are bigger pictures and a list of names on the Abingdon Facebook Group and lots of comments.
Happy Days
He says ‘does anyone on here recognise themselves or know anyone in this Dunmore infant school class?. ‘ Probably the best way to contact him to to send a facebook message or email jannells @ jpannells.plus.com.

What a good school it looks. Happy Days!

1 Comment August 6, 2019

Roysse Court Gardens

Roysse Court
Lesley sent me a picture of the ‘brilliant display of flowers at Roysse Court.’
Roysse Court
There is a vibrant red blue and orange display at the front
Roysse Court
with more whites and blues in the planters and hanging baskets behind.

The area has only just been refurbished with new slabs and planters and grass so this is the first time it has been seen in full bloom.

6 Comments August 5, 2019

Do you live in a Cowley Concrete house or did you work at Cowley Concrete?

Cowley Concrete
In 1966 you could have had a house built in three weeks using components from the Cowley Concrete Abingdon plant. Cowley Concrete was once an important company in Abingdon, located down the Radley Road.
Cowley Concrete
Do you live in a street like this made from Cowley Concrete? If so Elizabeth would like to hear from you. In Abingdon Library, she has put together a display of some of the buildings and flyovers made from the Cowley Concrete Abingdon plant.
Cowley Concrete
That includes the garage in Botley. Elizabeth is also interested in hearing from former employees at the plant to find out what it was like working there. If you can help, visit the display at the library and leave your contact details.
Cowley Concrete
This afternoon I took this picture of a bridge made at the Cowley Concrete plant in Abingdon. The bridge opened a large recreational area to the people of Abingdon.
Cowley Concrete
It was given to the town by H.G. Mullard, former Mayor and Freeman of Abingdon , and Mrs E M Mullard, Justice of the Peace, ‘In appreciation of a happy life spent in Abingdon.’

1 Comment August 4, 2019

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