Prices Stationers have some bright yellow posters in the windows.
They say BUY LOCAL or bye bye local 🙁
Prices is the place to go to for art supplies and boards and canvasses.
They also have a wide selection of stationary and notebooks and pens. They can also do photocopies in black and white or colour.
This morning there was a light frost in Abingdon-on-Thames.
There are two swans near the slipway at St Helen’s Wharf.
There are far more geese than swans. Some can be seen flying and landing in formation in this picture taken from the Margaret Brown Gardens.
The low bright sun was dazzling (picture on Abingdon Bridge).
There is still some flood water, but the River Thames floodplain in Abingdon is not as flooded as a few days ago.
Today the recyling lorries collected some of the Christmas waste.
The roads were quiet early this morning. A lot of people have not gone back to work yet. Many firms encourage an extended Christmas break.
2019 was not such a good year with more business losses than gains in Abingdon town centre.
Press on Changes in 2019 for a bigger (pdf) version of the map showing the changes.
Green is a shop that was vacant at the start of the year which is now occupied.
Yellow means a change of business.
Red is a vacant shop premises that was occupied at the start of the year.
Change in 2007 ( 6 green, 5 yellow, 10 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2008 ( 10 green, 8 yellow, 13 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2009 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Gain 3
Change in 2010 ( 9 green, 6 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 4
Change in 2011 ( 2 green, 8 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Loss 3
Change in 2012 ( 6 green, 1 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 1
Change in 2013 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2014 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2015 ( 6 green, 8 yellow, 6 red ) – Net Change 0
Change in 2016 ( 10 green, 5 yellow, 5 red ) – Net Gain 5
Change in 2017 ( 3 green, 6 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 4
Change in 2018 ( 7 green, 6 yellow, 4 red ) – Net Gain 3
Change in 2019 ( 4 green, 3 yellow, 7 red ) – Net Loss 3
Abingdon Dry Cleaners
Little Tea Room
Art and Stuff
Bulgarian Restaurant Tansi
Ladbrokes (Stert Street)
Change to business in same premises
Abingdon Thai Massage
Udon Thai Market
(let me know any mistakes in this annual roundup)
Exbourne Road, in Abingdon, have celebrated annual Street Parties for the last nine years and this year they also have Advent Windows. One is unveiled each evening.
Being ground-floor terrace-house windows they can be viewed close up.
On South Avenue there are a lot of houses and there is some duplication of numbers. On Exbourne Road there are fewer houses and some feature two days.
Displays can be seen during the day
and during the night.
Thankyou to everybody for their comments. Merry Christmas.
The Abingdon Operatic Society were singing carols outside the Abingdon Community Freespace Shop this morning.
Father Christmas was inside the shop. The Abingdon Lions have taken him all round the estates of Abingdon.
On the Market Place the Salvation Army were playing and singing carols.
It was a gorgeous morning. The sun was shining, after yesterday’s rain, and the Rivers were quite high.