Passing Abingdon Rugby Club today I was surprised to see American Football happening. On enquiring I discovered that The Oxford Saints were taking on the Birmingham Bulls.
I watched for some time not fully understanding what was going on. Only later did I read a Beginners Guide on the Oxford Saint’s Website, and it began to make a bit more sense – how a whole team of players were replaced by a different team every now and then.
Despite all the protective gear, there were far more injuries than I would ever expect to see at an an equivalent Rugby Game.
Oxford Saints in red and blue eventually won by 28 to 2. For anybody interested the next game at Abingdon RUFC is 27th June @ 2:30 PM against Nottingham Ceasars .
The Abingdon College Market Place performance was hit by the rain.
Performing Arts students from Abingdon College sang songs from the musicals.
They will be performing ‘Stop the World I Want to Get Off’ at their graduation show
where hopefully rain will be less of a factor.
The way Tesco are pushing the world cup it could become as big as Christmas.
Tesco have been awarded the accolade of ‘official England supermarket’ by the football association.
Near the entrance men were laying the official pitch surrounded by the logos of the companies whose products are on sale over coming weeks.
Only two weeks to go. On 12th June the World Cup kicks off with England V USA at 8:30 PM.
The England flag has been placed near the air conditioning and is really flying – quite possibly a good omen.
In with my packs of clementines I got some Attax World Cup trading cards including a gold Francesc Fabregas – Man of the Match – card. That could well be worth something in the latter stages of the competition.
World cups give us such a high when things are going well, and such lows. They also leave a glut of surplus stock if England fail to get through to the latter stages.
Demolition work continues on the Old Gaol – clearing all the out houses and bringing the building back to its core.
New views appear as walls and buildings are cleared away. This view is from Nag’s Head Island to the County Hall. The view will be hidden again when new residential buildings are put in place of the old.
The view to the Old Gaol from the river is also being cleared of some vegetation.
Eventually it will look something like the architectural model.
Afraid of heights? If so come and join us on and throw yourself out of an aeroplane. The Mayor will be doing it, and he is looking for others to do the same. All done for the The Firebrigade’s Charity and Abingdon Bridge Drop In Centre. More info on this direct link.
I hope to be joining him so if you see me round town I’ll be glad of some sponsors.