The liquid amber trees add autumn colour to The Square and war memorial.
More liquid amber trees can be seen on the Market Place – although they were partly hidden by the Monday Market today.
When it came to refurbishing the Market Place ten years ago the choice was between liquid amber and the London plane. The planes by St Helens’ Wharf are only just beginning to turn yellow and golden.
Here is the St Helen’s Clock at 2 minutes before 8 this morning.
Here is the clock again at 2 minutes before 9 – after the hands had been moved forward eleven hours.
Putting the clock back an hour at St Helen’s Church involves moving the hands forward eleven hours. Here is the movie…
The Local Excellence Market was on Abingdon Market Place this morning.
Among all the stalls, selling local produce and crafts, there was one stall selling tickets for next weeks Firework Display at Long Furlong.
There were also a lot of people with running shoes drinking coffee after taking part in the Abingdon Parkrun.
I was reminded that there are just 2 days left to enter the S Club Competition. The lucky competition winner will be joining S Club to switch on the Christmas lights at the Extravaganza on 26 November 2016. Competition details here.
There have been some changes in Bury Street in the last week. Peacocks are hiring staff now for an Abingdon Store.
It is where the Somerfield / Co-op used to be. The shop will sell value womens fashion, menswear and childrens clothing. This means children’s clothes will be on sale in the town centre for the first time in a few years.
Over the road, Lloyds Pharmacy are turning into Jhoots Pharmacy and are also hiring staff.
Bury Street is filling up, and doing better than at any time in the last ten years. One kiosk, and two empty shops remain to be let – and one of those is The Community Freespace – which may not bring in money to the landlord, but does bring goodwill.