Monthly Archives: July 2012

End of July 2012 Slideshow

In July 2012 we saw the Museum Re-opening, the Olympic Torch, The Fire Fighters Book Sale, Yeah Baby, and lots lots more.

If the video does not play just click the youtube widget bottom right and watch it on Youtube or if not visible just click this link.

Two Foot Bridges now out of order in South Abingdon

There are currently two bridges out of order in South Abingdon …
Two Bridges Out
Walks across the River Ock are not possible at present because of Health and Safety grounds.
Two Bridges Out
Another bridge in Southern town park is still out of order, and has been since January when it was damaged by a car fire.

Both bridges are the responsibility of the Vale of White Horse District Council.

Big 750 Mile Bike Ride for Charity and for Dad

Thanks to Helen for this story …
CMA Bike Ride
“My husband (from Abingdon) and brother-in-law are undertaking a 750-mile bike ride in memory of their Dad. They are raising funds for the Cardiomyopathy Association (CMA) – a charity that supports sufferers of degenerative heart disease and their families – as well as commemorating their father (who died from cardiomyopathy aged 64 in December) by passing through his favourite places and scattering his ashes in places of particular significance.
CMA Bike Ride
They have taken along their Dad’s restored 1956 split screen Morris Minor as their ‘support vehicle’ (although travelling 750 miles in that will be a feat in itself!).

The schedule for the ride is as follows:

23rd July Glencoe to Balloch
24th July Balloch to Ayr
25th July Ayr to Annan
26th July Annan to Middleton-in-Teesdale
27th July Middleton-in-Teesdale to Threshfield
28th July Thresfield to Holmfirth
29th July Holmfirth toTutbury nr Burton upon Trent
30th July Tutbury to Shrawley nr Droitwich
31st July Shrawley to Stow-on-the-Wold
1st August Stow-on-the-Wold to Marlborough (passing through Abingdon en route!)
2nd August Marlborough to Shaftesbury
3rd August Shaftesbury to Bournemouth

You can follow the ride and all its ups and downs on the CMA Bike Ride blog.”

Abingdon Pigeon Discovers GooSki

Abingdon Pigeon Discovers GooSki
Thanks to Robert for this report …

‘I observed this strange phenomenon off Margaret Brown Gardens in Abingdon on Monday 24th July at 1800 hrs.

The pigeon in the photo had tried a number of times to land on the back of a Canada Goose and succeeded on the seventh attempt.

I have seen people using jet ski’s, but never a pigeon using a “GooSki.”