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Abingdon Blog – June 2020 update

Abingdon Blog
It is ten years since I have updated the look of the Abingdon Blog, and today have made a few changes which I hope will work. They include:
* bringing all posts and comments since 2006 in one archive (rather than 3)
* improve how it looks on mobile phones
* allows replies to replies, and replies to replies to replies etc.
* fix historic links to websites that no longer exist (there are a lot that have stopped working since 2006)
* allow space for bigger pictures and videos
* remove the brown flock wallpaper which was looking dated

Let me know what you think. If it all goes wrong, and you cannot leave a reply, email backstreet60@gmail.com .

I could still go back to the old but hope to fix any problems and move forward.

Health Walkers and Mayor thank Viv

Health Walks Picnic
Thanks to our Health Walks correspondent for pictures of an event earlier this week. The Mayor attended and said some words to thank Viv Boorman (in hi viz jacket and sun glasses) for her 10 years of tireless service in organising the health walks.
Health Walks Picnic
Over 50 of the group attended the picnic. A good time was had by all.

Put the flags out! Spring has sprung in Abingdon.

Put the flags out
Flags have been posted all around the town centre.

Unlike 2012 there is no obvious reason for such an exuberant celebration. But Spring has finally sprung. Maybe that is enough.
Put the flags out
The difference from the flags used in 2012 is that there are many green Abingdon flags among the Union Jacks. So it could be another way to promote the town.
Put the flags out
There will also be a rerun of Music in the Park. Like 2012, the jubilee year, armbands can be purchased for £5 for adults and £2 for 5-17 year old. Under 5s go free.

On the bill are: Prisoners of Katrina, Green Onions (Blues Brothers Tribute Band) and Abingdon Town Band performing the Proms with a grand firework finale. There will also be two individual artists – Michael Buble/Bruno Mars tribute act and Elkie who will be covering popular songs.

If you want to be there, don’t be disappointed, get one sooner rather than later.

James Mays Man Lab Series 3 Episode 3 – first and last few minutes

James Mays Man Lab
If you didn’t see it on BBC2 this evening then you can catch it on iPlayer at James Mays Man Lab Series 3 Episode_3/
James Mays Man Lab
Thanks to Councillor Iain Littlejohn who wrote a letter describing the plight of the people at the back of the Market Place who rarely get buns, James May came to Abingdon and introduced some technology and planning into throwing buns
James Mays Man Lab
during the Diamond Jubilee bun throwing last year.