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Write about Abingdon in 100 words

Great Get Together
The Great Get Together normally happens at this time of year in the garden of St Ethelwold’s House. In 2020 because of the pandemic restrictions, people are invited to enjoy the garden, and remember what Jo Cox said … we have more in common than the things that divide us.
Great Get Together
We often walk round the garden.
Great Get Together
This evening we were struck by these red scabious.
Great Get Together
and the high grasses.

The garden is not a formal park and always surprises.
Great Get Together
The Abingdon Civic Society are running a competition.

Write about Abingdon in 100 words. Create a word picture of Abingdon. Find out more: https://abingdoncivicsociety.org.uk/activities/100-words/.

Festive Bingo Prizes

Festive Bingo Prizes
Pete sent me these pictures of some of the festive prizes to be won at the Preston Road Community Centre Bingo. Door open at 7 pm every Tuesday evening. Eyes Down at 8 pm.
Festive Bingo Prizes
The first games are for non cash prizes, and then after the break, and a raffle, there are cash prizes including the Preston Road Jackpot which ends about 10 pm.

Pete is the longest serving Bingo helper. His devotion to helping at bingo is beaten by his devotion to Oxford United. They are playing this Tuesday and so somebody else will be substituting for Pete this week. Pete sells tickets, checks the winning cards and gives out the prizes during the game, and then helps stack tables and chairs at the end of the evening.

Abingdon Win Bell Ringing Contest

Bell Ringing Contest
On Saturday 5th October, at Chalfont St Peter Church, the Abingdon ringers won the final of the Diocesan annual striking competition, competing against teams from churches all over Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Ringing the test piece of 240 Grandsire Doubles, they narrowly beat the favourites and holders from High Wycombe.

Official band photo is by Bobbie May with thanks.

Trinity Learning Logo Design

Trinity Learning has been going for ten years, providing a unique kind of support to schools. Rosemary ,who runs Trinity Learning, asked local schools to design a new logo.
Trinity Learning Logo
This one from a child at Carswell school did not win.
Trinity Learning Logo
Neither did this mood board showing a development of ideas with a final idea.
Trinity Learning Logo
Neither did any of these designs win. All were very good.
Trinity Learning Logo
The winning drawing was by seven year old Olivia from St Peter CE Primary School in Wootton. The design shows a dove flying out, and the judges felt this captured the essence of the work done by Trinity Learning – setting staff and children free to go in peace. The wings of the dove also looked like a hand. The children’s future is in our hands.
Trinity Learning Logo
Professionals from MCC Design (in Long Hanborough) then transformed the winning drawing into the final logo.

These drawings, and many more, are on display at 35 Ock Street over the the next couple of weeks. There will be a prize giving in March.

Twelve Sheep a Scattered

There was late night shopping till 8 p.m on Stert Street this Tuesday (4th December 2012), and will be again the next two Tuesdays (11th and 18th). In the window of Sweet Chocolate there was a Sheep poster, and inside a little sheep, which reminded me I was sent an email for the Messy Nativity Sheep Trail – part of the Church in Abingdon’s Christmas Celebrations. It said …
Sheep
This flock of sheep will be scattered among 12 of the town centre shops in time for the Extravaganza and will remain there until Saturday 15th December when they will be rounded up and returned to St. Nicolas Church. Each sheep has a name and there will be a competition (organised by some of the local churches) to collect the names and enter for a prize draw which will take place during the Family Service in St. Nicolas’ Church on Sunday 16th December at 11.00am
Sheep
It is worth mentioning that there were more sheep at the Extravagana than just these twelve. Timmy The Sheep was hamming it up down Stert Street
Sheep
And two very early lambs were dozing in Roysse Court.