Pictures from this months blog including: flood exhibition, circus, art show, Unicorn Theatre, horticultural show, Head of River rowing, Easter events, egg and spoon racing, Abingdon United, County Hall roof views, St Georges Day, giraffe at Lock, local excellence market and lots more.
A new work by ‘River’ Banksy has been discovered at Abingdon Lock. Previous works included a crocodile, pooh bear, and a menagerie of animals on the island. Now the biggest work yet – a giraffe – has been discovered. It takes River Banksy’s work to a whole new level.
That is not all that is new at the lock. A defibrillator machine has also been installed. Hopefully it will never be needed but, if it is, it could save a life.
Otherwise life near the lock continues much as normal. One of the Salter’s steamers came through while I was there – an out of season hire. The season begins on 27th May. The Salter Steamer service between Abingdon and Oxford runs 7 days a week, from 27th May to 10th September 2017 – timetable here.
Mostly Books have announced the winner of their Dr Seuss bingo competition. The display featuring Dr Seuss was put there to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Cat in the Hat – published on 12th March 1957.
The first ever book by Dr Seuss was published in 1931, and contained schoolboy bloopers, jokes, and humour. It was illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and written under the pseudonym Alexander Abingdon. It can still be found compiled in the Pocket Book of Boners. The updated word for ‘boner’ is ‘blooper’.
Ben found the notice on a tree in the park. He said “It’s a useful and informative notice, but it would be a lot more useful if you could actually read it without having to stand under the tree … Hand included for scale.”
I am glad they are keeping the tree as it is one of my favourite Abingdon trees
I am less keen on the tree that is growing through the roof of nearby Conduit House.