Category Archives: Business

Two Restaurants and a Pop Up One Stop Wedding Shop

Walking round the town centre this afternoon I noticed two new restaurants and a pop up wedding shop.
Two Restaurants and a Pop up Wedding Shop
In High Street, Que Pasa will be openings as a Spanish Tapas bar and Mediterranean Restaurant and wine bar .
Two Restaurants and a Pop up Wedding Shop
Al Mulino will be a takeaway pizzeria in Bath Street.
Two Restaurants and a Pop up Wedding Shop
In Bury Street is The One Stop Wedding Shop – a pop up shop. Some weddings have been put on hold because of the restriction on numbers, but not all.
Two Restaurants and a Pop up Wedding Shop
P.S. 1 Stert Street, The ex TSB bank, is getting painted.

Coxeter House – front and back view and a little history

Coxeters was founded in 1836 by Charles Coxeter who was an ironmonger, also selling furniture, bicycles and other household items. Coxeters
The 1970 Abingdon Whos’ Who and Directory has an advert for Coxeters – Abingdon’s Departmental Store. The blue building was new then. They wanted local people to ‘TRY ABINGDON FIRST’.
Coxeters
Here is the same view today with the Results gym upstairs, and the kitchen showroom and workwear outlet downstairs.

The sign now says Coxeter House and has done since 1984. Coxeters let this large blue building, and the other buildings around the car park at Tannery Court, to a variety of businesses.
Coxeters
The businesses at Coxeter House change and the sign writers are kept busy moving signs at the back.

Wells Stores Today

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Wells Stores has been at Peachcroft Farm for over twenty years. Before that Wells Stores was in Stert Street.

I met Jim on the way home today and he remembered the Stert Street store. He remembered the smell of all those cheeses, and the interesting groceries you didn’t see in other shops.
Wells
Now to get to Wells Store you pass hundreds of turkeys in a field on one side. There is an allotment, looked after by the grow your own vegetables community group, and a craft shop. Beyond that are the barns and farm buildings.
Wells
I walked round the fruit and vegetables in the farm shop and put some tomatoes and plums in brown paper bags.
Wells
The Wells Farm Shop cheese cooler cabinet has a selection of cheddars and other British Cheeses direct from the makers.

As you wait on the social distance markers, there are a range of interesting cakes, crackers and chutneys and homemade jams. There are also salads and quiches and pastries in the second cooler cabinet.

Jim also said that, before Stert Street, Wells Stores had been a village shop in Streatley. Wells Farm Shop has more of their interesting history.

T is for TT Jewellers and Throwing Buns on the Market Place #AtoZAbingdon

T is for TT Jewellers and Throwing Buns
I have been doing an A to Z of Abingdon on both Twitter and Instagram. Today was ‘T is for TT Jewellers and Throwing Buns on the Market Place #AtoZAbingdon’.
T is for TT Jewellers and Throwing Buns
The Abingdon Museum are preparing for their reopening. They have a trial using councillors and museum friends this week to make sure the booking system works – people will be able to book slots.
T is for TT Jewellers and Throwing Buns
It was the Monday Market today and the town was busy. Pandora have their Last Day tomorrow as they are closing down.
T is for TT Jewellers and Throwing Buns
Martin was selling his prints and postcards of Abingdon (mentioned in last week’s blog comments). Martin is very active on Facebook, where there are a number of active Abingdon pages and groups.