The Abingdon Flower Club Celebrates its Emerald Anniversary (1959-2014) with a Flower Festival at St Nicolas Church in the centre of Abingdon.
Friday 26 & Saturday 27th Sept 10:00am-5:pm and Sunday 28th 1:00pm-5:00pm
There are 30 arrangements, celebrating anniversaries such as 100 years of car Making in Oxford, and 90 years of MG in Abingdon.
There are arrangements for Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick and Saint Andrew.
There are arrangements for: Bun Throwing, Christmas, St Nicolas Church (844 years), Peace 1918, 100 years of Brownies, 60th Anniversary of the 4 minute mile by Roger Bannister, 50 years of Britain in Bloom, and many many more.
(Also on Saturday 27th Sept 2014 in Abingdon is the Fire Station 50th anniversary celebration. And Abingdon will be turning PINK once again when Against Breast Cancer hold their annual Splash of PINK Day.)
The TFLRA newsletter is to continue after all, following the announcement earlier this year of it’s folding due to not enough help. Some new people have joined the Committee and the new newsletter is due to be published soon to all Tithe Farm and Ladygrove residents.
And trying something new – there will also be a TFLRA Blog (keeping up with modern times).
Coxeter House has been undergoing a transformation this year. It began with the Kitchen showroom at the start of the year.
The area behind has been closed since June but has started to re-open in phases.
An art gallery and picture framing area is now open, together with an area with shaped furniture to which customers can request their own fabrics.
The intention is to have kitchens at the front, bathroom and bedroom design behind, flooring, tiles, lighting, furniture, soft furnishings, accessories and the art gallery. So you may go in to design the kitchen but then get ideas for the rest of the house. The development will be completed by Easter 2015.
The rest of the Coxeters businesses, in this department store: Centre Stage, Behind Bars, Natural Health, Abode etc. carry on as before. But the old cafe area and the area behind Abode will have a more unified appearance with this transformation.
The people behind this venture have high hopes for Abingdon.
John E passed away last week. He often sent me pieces to put on the blog, and left comments, and encouragement.
Rob emailed me suggesting a tribute to John on the blog. Other people knew John much better but Rob said when prompted “The things I associate with John are his devotion to his family – his wife, children & grand-children; his religious faith and his work for St Michael’s Church; his pride in his Welsh Heritage; his love of music and his singing with the Wantage Male Voice Choir & a music-group for people living in his neighbourhood; his beloved allotment; his enthusiasm for travel; and his determination to have a go at everything that life has to offer, even over the last dozen years when he has had to dodge cancer’s bullets.”
The last piece John E did for the blog was on New Years day 2014. The Boundary Walk had been cancelled because of the floods. Here is what he sent …
The Christian Aid Walk happened this morning despite the Weather. Here they are at Drayton Church Hall for a soggy break. If this doesn’t deserve a sponsorship I don’t know what does!