From our garden we can see some of the steeple of St Helen’s Church.
Clink here to hear a sample of St Helen’s bells recorded this morning when the bells were calling parishioners to church.
When the bells were hung in 2006, according to my 2006 blog , the intention was “to make them quieter for the houses down below because of the way the bells are hung in relation to the louvre opening, but that the sound should travel further.”
Today was armed forces day and last post was played by Alison Rich.
Our MP, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Deputy Lord Lieutenant, and Chair of the Vale were there as part of the ceremony. (Thanks to David for the first picture. )
The Colonel and troops from Dalton Barracks raised the Armed Forces Flag.
Various other towns celebrated Armed Forces Day in a bigger way today, but Abingdon’s chance comes next Saturday with Armed Forces Open Day at Dalton Barracks.
A new advert had just appeared on the Market Place advertising Armed Forces Open Day, a week today.
It dwarves the Abingdon’s Got Talent behind, but is not as big as the ‘All shops still open’ sign behind.