Category Archives: building work

Puntastic Aldi framework erected in circus field


The framework of the new Aldi store has been erected in the field once known as the Circus Field – so named because it was previously a circus and funfair venue.

The Aldi framework was erected as quickly as a big circus top. But will not be coming down. Aldi has stolen the show and there will be no more circuses or funfairs. They killed them off by going straight for the juggler, and I don’t think we can claim for funfair dismissal. So, there is no point in going there anymore as a trapese artist. They would just let you go. However, in the cheese department, you might get some stilton.

North Abingdon developments


The Kingsgate development has dozens of occupied houses now. As well as Morgan Vale, already mentioned, there are two more road names: Wivell Drive for William Wivell, who was mayor from 1992-3; and

Prosser Way. Jeanette Rickus-Prosser was mayor from 1998-9. She subsequently became known as Jeanette Halliday.

Over the road, work is underway on the new store.

Looking at the entrance to Abingdon nearby, the 2 hours free has been edited after recent parking changes. The sign may also need to move to the new boundary.

Work is also progressing on the Abbey Fields development.

There are welcome signs for potential viewers and a Thankyou for Visiting Abbey Fields on exiting.

A drainage channel has been created near the Oxford Road end of Dunmore Road. The channel runs into a small lake, but I don’t know where it goes from there.

Hawthorn blossom can be seen now that May is here.