Monthly Archives: December 2013

MGs on Boxing Day Run, and Rivers Flooding

MG Cars gathered on the Market Place this morning from about 9:30.

There was also a Bull Nose Morris.

They met for the 20th annual Boxing Day Run organised by the Abingdon MG Works Centre.

They then set off round the one way system and across Abingdon Bridge into South Oxfordshire.

The River Thames is running fairly high so some walks are only passable with wellington boots and care.

The Ock Valley Walk is now flooded near the town centre. Comments yesterday from the Ladygrove Estate said “Floodwater from the Ock lapping at the back fences of Orpwood Way.”

Merry Christmas

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

(Pictures from Torchlight Service at Trinity, and the angel rehearsing at our house in the Back Street beforehand.)

Flood Barrier Erected on Christmas Eve

A flood barrier with sandbags was erected next to St Helen’s Mill in Abingdon this afternoon. There has been a lot of rain over recent days. Light showers are expected on Christmas Day.

Last year over Christmas the Ock Valley walk was closed because of flooding. The water was swilling over the driveway at St Helen’s Mill.