Tha Abingdon Country Market Stall were busy selling home produced cakes and jams at the Farmer’s Market this morning in Abingdon.
The Country Market recently stopped their weekly Market at the Guildhall, but continued to trade at the Farmers Market. However, today they were upset by news that they are no longer wanted at the Farmer’s Market, even though they were founding members 15 years ago. Their presence does enhance the Farmer’s Market in Abingdon, and they would be greatly missed, so I hope a way can be found to continue to allow them to trade alongside the Farmer’s Market.
This alleyway was blocked off to prevent young people making a quick getaway from the police at Reynolds Way shops about ten years ago. It features in a documentary about Young Reoffenders in the UK – filmed in Abingdon.
Whereas the number of young people getting into a life a crime is dropping, there are young people in their twenties already into a cycle of repeat offending.
They are the feature of The Documentary The UK’s Young Reoffenders: Rule Britannia (which contains bad language). This documentary could have been made in many towns but they found willing participants here.
I see that the Hire Boats are back at Nags Head Island. I did see on the internet that the day boats operated by King Craft at Abingdon Boat Centre were for sale , and there was the worry there would be no hire boats in Abingdon next year. So it is good to see they are back.
I gather that the Nags Head Island theatre and footbridge project that we heard about in the Spring is not going to happen.
But there is another rumour circulating that Salter Steamers have acquired Abingdon Boat Centre.