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The “twinning stone”

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 23 April 2014. 1 hits.
  The “twinning stone” at the junction of Preston Road and Bergen Avenue was erected in 1970 when the roads on the Sutton Fields estate in South Abingdon were named after the towns with which Abingdon was either twinned with or has a friendship...

Easter Bank Holiday Monday

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 22 April 2014. 10 hits.
About 20 motor scooters gathered mid morning on the Market Place, and were to be seen buzzing round town afterwards.   People were sitting outside at Costa, Java&Co and Throwing Buns. About half the shops in Abingdon town centre were...

Old Abbey House – sale imminent

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 17 April 2014. 33 hits.
  The Vale of White Horse are about to sell Old Abbey House, now that arrangements for Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, and Citizens Advice are finalised. Their advert says that it has Residential potential subject to achieving the...

Unicom Theatre and Abingdon Exchange

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 17 April 2014. 21 hits.
This sign was spotted on the way up to the Vineyard the other day. As a guess, someone ordered the sign by email – r and n can get squashed together in a few fonts. He says does no-one proof-read these things? Or is there a new sponsor!  ...

Abingdon car park barriers ‘delay 999 cases’

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 17 April 2014. 26 hits.
AMBULANCES have been delayed getting into a hospital since the health centre next door put up tyre barriers to its half of the car park. Staff at Abingdon Community Hospital say the Marcham Road Health Centre’s barrier is confusing for patients and...

Preston Road Resurfacing Works - Day 1

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 15 April 2014. 39 hits.
  The workmen were out bright and early on Sunday, a day early, to start Preston Road resurfacing works. They took some neighbours by surprise as the County Council must have decided to extend the resurfacing work to the junction with Lambrick...

Annual Abingdon Spring Cycle Festival

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 14 April 2014. 45 hits.
his Sunday, the annual Abingdon Spring Cycle Festival took place in Abingdon.   Group rides took place all morning from 4.5 mile rides, designed to get families riding together, and organised by Freewheeling and Pedal Power, through...

A brief history of sewage disposal in Abingdon

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 13 April 2014. 30 hits.
There has been a pile of sandbags outside the Abingdon Water Treatment Works for some time. The bags were used in the winter floods. There is no report of there being anything like the dangers of flooding at Abingdon’s water treatment works as experienced...

Abingdon Horticultural Society Spring Show

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 11 April 2014. 38 hits.
The Abingdon Horticultural Society held their Spring Show at the Northcourt Centre on Saturday 5 April.   The long wet Winter has caused problems for many of us, yet the minimal frost and high temperatures have encouraged the flowers and plants...

A startling robotic vision of future

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 11 April 2014. 49 hits.
HE spooked visitors from behind a robotic mask. But after a startling introduction from Alex Weresch, 11, parents learned about the pupil’s vision of the future. He greeted visitors at the opening of the Days of Tomorrow exhbition at Abingdon’s...

MG Remembered

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 10 April 2014. 61 hits.
Display boards detailing the history of MG, and the MG in Abingdon, have recently been erected by the Mg Car Club in the small park alongside the River Ock.   It is another place for MG Enthusiasts to visit when they visit Abingdon – the...

Homes 'could fund' improvements to north Abingdon A34 junction

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 09 April 2014. 32 hits.
NEW housing in Abingdon could pay for the Lodge Hill A34 junction to be opened to southbound traffic, it has been suggested. Vale of White Horse District Council wants to build 610 new homes in North Abingdon, which could bring forward £20m...

Easter Party in Albert Park

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 09 April 2014. 54 hits.
This is the 6th year that the Vineyard Church (based at Preston Road Community Centre) have run an Easter Party in Albert Park, with egg and spoon racing, football, tug-a-war, and a bunny hunt ( pictures taken during the bunny hunt).   The...

First wish comes true for the mother of tragic Leah

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 08 April 2014. 42 hits.
  MORE than £2,000 has been raised at the first fundraiser in memory of Leah Graham. Leah, from Abingdon, died on October 31 last year, aged 17, after suffering all her life from cystic fibrosis, a disease mainly affecting the lungs and pancreas...

Honey Pot, Vodafone, Braggs, Outdoor Traders, & Spring Cycle Festival

Written by Administrator. Posted in Abingdon News on 07 April 2014. 66 hits.
Peter sent me a picture showing that the Honey Pot closed their shop last Friday. They thank all their customers, and say they will soon be trading on the internet, and will be appearing at local craft fairs. Their shop brightened West St Helen Street...

Abingdon firefighter competes in World's Strongest Man event

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 07 April 2014. 73 hits.
LIFTING weights in the gym is not that unusual, but lifting a car is something most people would struggle to achieve. Not firefighter Ben Kelsey, who last month competed in the World’s Strongest Man event in America. Having come fifth in the Britain’s...

2014 Abingdon Head of the River Rowing

Written by Administrator. Posted in Abingdon News on 06 April 2014. 56 hits.
Members of Abingdon Rowing Club were working in the early hours making preparations, then welcoming and helping crews, for the 2014 Abingdon Head of the River rowing time trials. Rye Farm Meadow, where boats were brought, is still soft in patches having...

Abingdon schoolgirls' project just clicked

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 06 April 2014. 57 hits.
TWO Abingdon schoolgirls have been honoured in a photography competition. Larkmead School pupils Bethany Gould and Ellie Hedges were given a highly commended award from the National Association of Able Children in Education (NACE) for a picture they...

Italian Market this weekend. Local Excellence Market last.

Written by Administrator. Posted in Abingdon News on 05 April 2014. 41 hits.
The French Market that usually visits about this time of year appears to have stopped coming to Abingdon. Instead there was a visit from a new Italian Market on Friday and Saturday. But the attraction of Parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto, salame, olives,...

Abingdon pupils dig in to build science centre

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 04 April 2014. 38 hits.
  ABINGDON School pupils are so keen to get their new £15m science centre built they have been digging the foundations themselves. Boys, parents, staff, governors and donors, with spades in hand, marked out the new centre’s foundations at...
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