The Radio 4 PM program today had a piece about 170 trees at Hiroshima that survived the atom bomb blast 75 years ago today. Seedlings from those trees have been planted around the world to show there is hope – whatever.
There is a tree in the Abbey Grounds planted by the Abingdon Peace Group ‘in Memory of All Victims of War.’
I met some members of Abingdon Camera club, gathering in the Cattle Market car park. They have been meeting virtually and their first physical meeting was to be in the Abbey Grounds. For Peter, who sometimes sends me pictures, this was his first outing since the start of the lockdown. If he sends me any pictures I will add them to this post.
The clouds were high in the sky, and the air was getting warmer after some cool cloudy days. Tomorrow is predicted to be hot.
Sally sent me this picture of the peace vigil at the war memorial that morning. Peter sent pictures but we have a problem that they got bounced so I will try to find why.
On Saturday 21st September Abbey Meadow Lacemakers (AML) held their annual Lacemakers day. Over 60 lacemakers from around Oxfordshire met together to make lace and celebrate their 25th anniversary.
In these days of mass production, there are still practitioners of skilled crafts and people who want to learn them.
The founder members, Gaby Lloyd and Elsie Wood cut the anniversary cake.
Abbey Meadow Lacemakers practice all needlecrafts as well as lacemaking and are always happy to see new members. They meet monthly on every 3rd Tuesday at Preston Road Community Centre. Details of their meetings and contact details can be found at www.abbeymeadowlacemakers.co.uk .
The Ramblers left Abingdon Market Place yesterday morning for Radley. They did not take the bus or car but followed public footpaths through fields high with grass
and wild flowers. Rambling at this time of year is not easy for hay fever sufferers.
The ramblers enjoyed views of Radley Lakes and the River Thames along the way and must have arrived safely and returned without mishap in Abingdon because one of their members sent me these pictures.
I saw them drinking coffee at one of the many coffee places on Abingdon Market Place before their departure.