At Abingdon Rugby Club yesterday the clubhouse was full of interesting stalls helping to raise money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Society.
There were lots of prizes on the raffle, including a short holiday and a Miele Vacuum.
Over £800 will be split between the charities, and Tara won the guess the weight of cake.
The Craft Market was in town today.
The Town Crier announced a one minute silence for one person who was not there. A poster was left where Tim would have usually been.
We also learned that Sam Prince died on Thursday. The picture shows him at the Make Music Abingdon event in June.
He was the Abingdon music impresario who staged many music events on Abingdon Market Place, and nearby.
The Abinit! litter picking volunteers were back at Reynold’s Way to help to get rid of some of the litter that had been blowing around the streets.
Some of it ends up in the hedge running alongside the Reynold’s Way Supermarket.
Helen and Lynne continue to organise these events. There were about fourteen bags full of litter collected after about two hours. The next Abinit! litter pick starts at Abingdon Lock on Saturday 19th October. There will be impromptu picks before then.
Mostly Books have a smart new front, now the scaffold has been taken away. They also have a new website.
Abingdon does very well with three book shops, two independent, and one national chain.
Over the road Thomas Merrifield are also having a redecoration.
Thomas Merrifield recently sold (stc) a house, a few doors up from Mostly Books, called The Knowl. It has a planning application for change of use ‘from Residential Care Home to HMO (house in multiple occupation) including internal alterations to partitions and reinstatement of the front garden.’
There were two events this evening at the Abingdon Health and Wellbeing Centre, off Audlett Drive.
There was the official launch of the Abingdon Community Fridge. The fridge takes unsold fresh food from local businesses, including Tesco, Waitrose, and The Co-op on Northcourt Road. The Mayor of Abingdon, Councillor Charlie Birks, cut the ribbon.
The Mayor was afterwards pictured with some of the organisers. There were also volunteers and people from businesses. The scheme helps prevent food waste and, at the same time, can help people having a hard time to get good food.
The other event was a showing of the film Plastic Ocean put on by the ABCD Film Society and the Carbon Cutters.
The ABCD Film Society has a weekly programme of films.