Category Archives: Theme Day

Theme Day – Tools

The picture shows a vintage Abingdon adjustable wrench spanner, and an advert for the same.

Abingdon Works Ltd halted motorcycle production in 1932 to concentrate on their range of tools. They changed their name in 1945 to Abingdon King Dick as all their tools were King Dick tools. King Dick tools are still made in the Abingdon Works in Birmingham.

The spanner and advert are shown against a carpet from Abingdon Flooring, based in Bradford.

The town of Abingdon should receive royalties.

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Theme Day – May 2021 – Earth

The field between the Dunmore Road and Wootton Road, currently being developed for new houses, has been used for agriculture since at least 1880 and probably much further back.

The earth or soil here comprises a topsoil of clay with a subsoil of stiffer clay and bands of sand and gravel.

The British Geological Survey of the area indicates that beneath the soil is harder Amphill & Kimmeridge Clay from the Jurassic Period.

Since my last visit to the development, the speed limit on the Abingdon outer relief road has changed from 40 MPH to 30 MPH near where the new housing is to be.

The Wootton Road is closed both sides of the Wotton Road roundabout for a few weeks, although you can still go round the outer relief road.

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March Mirrors

This mirror was on display in Caldecott Road, Abingdon almost a year ago when the UK first went into lockdown because of Covid-19. The mirror has the rainbow of hope, NHS (national Health Service), and the phrase ‘This too shall pass’.

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Neighbourhood – Theme Day at City Daily Photo

These houses stood in West St Helen Street in the town of Abingdon-on-Thames until the late 1970s. This picture was sent to me by Steve and says ‘my old house is where your house is now’.
The new houses, including ours, were built around 1980.

West St Helen Street is one of the two roads leading north from South Abingdon, and can be busy. It is in the centre of town near all the shops. During the last three months of the Coronavirus lockdown it has been quieter and more neighbourly. We saw several neighbours, out at the same time – standing on doorsteps, when people applauded hospital workers and other key workers on Thursdays at 8pm.

This is my entry for the Theme Day at City Daily Photo. Visit neighbourhoods around the world at Theme Day at City Daily Photo.