It is the late May Bank Holiday Weekend and the Salter Steamer river services between Abingdon and Oxford have started again.
At Abingdon Lock, River Banksy has created a couple of new sculptures for the new boating season.
The Open Air pool has opened. There were some bands playing at the Crown and Thistle. And Bank Holiday Monday will have free walks put on by the Friends of Abingdon.
There will be guided walks leaving the Market Place at 10.30 and 14.00. Morning walks are:
1556 Boundary Walk – with a Town Councillor and a Town Crier
Lost Abbey Tour – with a member of the Twin Towns Society
Alternative Flowerbeds – with Abingdon Carbon Cutters
Rivers of Abingdon – with an enthusiast from the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust
and in the afternoon there will be:
A Wildlife Walk to Radley Lakes – with Abingdon Naturalists
Abingdon’s Industrial Past walk – with the Town Archivist
Art About Abingdon walk – with the ‘Backstreeter’ (the Abingdon blogger)
When it comes to the ‘Art About Abingdon walk’ I will not have all the answers. Blacksmith artist Jon Mills created the railings near Waitrose but I cannot work out what he had in mind with that rectangle with holes.
That animal on the left is very familiar too but, as I write up my notes for the walk, I cannot remember why.