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Preston Road Resurfacing Works - Day 1

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 15 April 2014. 9 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. 18 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. 11 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. 18 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. 27 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. 48 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. 20 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. 38 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. 26 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. 46 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. 53 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. 43 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. 44 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. 29 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. 30 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...

Peeping Tom sent to jail

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 04 April 2014. 57 hits.
Thanks to The Abingdon Herald for this news story.       A VOYEUR secretly filmed female police officers getting changed and caused a paedophile investigation to collapse when he stole a laptop. Christopher Richardson-Blake...

River Ock Catchment Partnership and SAFAG

Written by Administrator. Posted in Abingdon News on 03 April 2014. 33 hits.
Thanks to Abingdon Blog for this story.   The EA catchment map for the River Ock shows how it is enlarged through the influence of a dozen or so brooks including: Sandford Brook, Frilford and Marcham Brook, and Childrey Brook...

Thug broke pub landlord’s hip

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 03 April 2014. 57 hits.
  A MAN who attacked the landlord of an Abingdon pub that left him with a fractured hip has avoided jail. Stuart Morris, from Radley, admitted carrying out an assault causing grievous bodily harm in the men’s toilets at the Cross Keys on January...

Clubs and Societies Day – Third and Final Part

Written by Administrator. Posted in Abingdon News on 02 April 2014. 45 hits.
The best thing about Clubs and Societies Day is the chance to get so many useful people in one room. The things you learn … On my rounds I discovered that The Vale Islander 17th Century Dancers would like some more men to help balance numbers. At the...

Failed lottery fund bid ‘will not stop hall scheme’

Written by Christine Price. Posted in Abingdon News on 02 April 2014. 50 hits.
COUNCILLORS say a failed bid for £1.9m in Heritage Lottery Fund money will not jeopardise a multi-million pound revamp of Abingdon Guildhall, but will see it scaled down. Abingdon Town Council said it did not know why the Heritage Lottery Fund turned...
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