Thanks to Spike for the first picture. Today on the Market Place the Nasio Trust provided most of the stalls and music.
They work with young people locally and in Africa. It is “a unique programme offering young people the opportunity of taking control and turning their lives around by engaging in positive activities and fundraising.”
Also with a Stall were Youngstar TV – a chance to try out acting this summer at a course at Abingdon Baptist Church, or from September at the Northcourt Centre.
On the Roundabout near Lodge Hill in Abingdon, drivers coming from Oxford are greeted by a floral representation of The Olympic Rings. When that symbol was originally designed, in 1914, those five colours appeared on all the national flags of the world.
Less than 24 hours before the opening ceremony and I have been wondering if we could go one better …
With a touch of paint Abingdon Water Treatment Works could make an Olympic Symbol that could be seen from outer space.
Abingdon Marina houses can be seen reflected in this picture across the gravel pit lake. Electricity power lines cross this lake, and so there are warnings not to fish near power lines.
Beside that lake, there will be blackberries soon.
A combine harvester was at work on the far bank of the River Thames, in Cumnor Parish, taking advantage of the heat wave.
There is art on sale this week in an exhibition at St Nicolas Church. Any pictures sold will have part of the proceeds donated towards equipment at Abingdon Hospital.
The pictures are displayed in the pews and are well worth viewing.