East St Helen Street is one of the most idyllic streets. But a couple of nights back a large number of cars got keyed. That is where a sharp key or coin is used to scratch vehicles.
A scratch takes a second to do but causes the car owner hours of grief and money to repair.
I remember back in the 60s, when I was at primary school, our head mistress told the whole school off because a car had been scratched in a nearby road. She did not want our school’s reputation tarnished.
Why do some people scratch other people’s cars?
Rich Hawkins has taken over as the new Abingdon lock keeper, and will be moving into the lock house at the start of September. He has previously served as a relief lock keeper on the River Thames for five or six years.
It sounds as though he has already been in charge at Abingdon since last winter when the River Thames had strong flows and was close to flooding on two or three occasions, and when Abingdon’s lock chamber was relined.
He writes an occasional column called ‘Go with the flow’ in the Abingdon Herald – as one of the new community writers.
There could be excitement ahead as the lock gates are to be refurbished this coming winter. Then Abingdon Hydro could build some electricity generating turbines.
Thanks to Steven for sending me this link to a Concept Image of New Wetherspoon Pub” in Abingdon. Above is a property the estate agent is selling: 11 bedroom flat … Guide Price of £1,200,000.”
The flat is intended to be bought by a landlord and sublet as units.
The real Wetherspoon public house, The Narrows, has its own marketing signs. It offers ‘a bright future‘ to anybody wanting a job, ‘a world of choice‘ for drinkers, and ‘Time for food‘ for anybody wanting food as well. It “Opens 8th October 2013.
More scaffolding has appeared along Bridge Street today – this time with yellow netting which matches the flower display.
After years of being ‘To Let’ somebody is moving into the offices above the Registry Office, with the view onto Roysse Court. That somebody is Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council who took over ownership of the Guildhall and Roysse Court from the Vale of White Horse District Council in April 2011.
The Town Council is planning to move from its leased offices in Old Abbey House to their own offices in the Guildhall and Roysse Court.