On the Market Place this morning, MGs, made in Abingdon, gathered. Although not the owners, I took this picture of Margaret and Alwyn Langsford, who happened to be passing. Margaret is very well known in the Church in Abingdon, and Alwyn on the Abingdon and District Music Society.
As well as MGs, a number of walks were setting off from the Market Place . These are the leaders of the longest walk round via Sutton Courtney, but there was also a green walk, and an Abbey walk. Throughout the day there were also tours of the County Hall but I will leave those pictures for a separate blog post.
Street Parties carried on through out Abingdon. In Elizabeth Avenue, off Peachcroft Road, Alison had been the person that got all the neighbours to get together, some of them for the first time, for the Diamond Jubilee.
Of course this is all to celebrate Queen Elizabeth. The 1952 – 2012 floral tribute can be seen in front of the Guildhall.
The Queen was to be seen on the large screen
in the Abbey Grounds, and on many smaller screens throughout the town during this evenings Diamond Jubilee Concert, as we tuned in to the concert at Buckingham Palace.
This evening celebrations in Abingdon then continued with the National Celebrations …
as a beacon was lit on the roof of the County Hall, and in many others places throughout the nation, and commonwealth.
Thanks to Alice for this final picture of the beacon on the roof.