The mist lifted and we enjoyed a sunny February Sunday here in Abingdon-on-Thames.
The view changed quickly. St Helen’s Church steeple was looking like a mirage when I walked across Abingdon Bridge.
On the way back, the steeple was clearly reflected in the water next to East St Helen Street.
The blossoms near to Abingdon Bridge gave a pretty way of framing the Old Gaol.
Yesterday (22nd Feb 2019) saw the opening of Abingdon Dry Cleaners in East St Helen Street. The former Patisserie Pascal has been split into two. They have 25% off for a few days.
Another lovely sunny day here in Abingdon. This picture is the blossom in St Helen’s Churchyard.
There are a number of groups run by churches in Abingdon for people fifty years and over. PCSO Allison Blood was at one of them yesterday giving a talk. She was at Back to 35, a group for the over-50s that meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month from 10.30 am at 35 Ock Street. She was giving them advice about how to stay safe from fraud and purse thefts.
PCSO Allison Blood won the Oxfordshire Police Community Support Officer of the year award. Sorry I am so late giving you that news which happened back in May 2018.
There was another talk yesterday called ‘Active Ageing: Exercise and Brain Health’. This was in the King Charles Room (Kings Head and Bell), and given by by Neuroscientist and Alzheimer expert, Dr Sana Suri. The talk was put on by the Abingdon ATOM Society. The room was packed and Dr Sana Suri said ‘It is good to see so many people interested in ageing‘. Some of us were there trying to get some tips to avoid dementia. Dr Suri said ‘What is good for the heart is good for the brain’.
It was a sunny day in Abingdon.
Demolition experts have moved into to the ex Bellinger Garage on Ock Street – after the new care home got planning permission on appeal.
Nearby work has been underway pollarding the Plane trees on Conduit Road. The road has been kept open and the tree surgeons pass down a log at a time on the one side, allowing cars to pass on the other.