There were all kinds of boats on the River Thames in Abingdon this Bank Holiday Monday: some small, some big, some new,
some old. Chaffinch, seen here passing through Abingdon Lock, was built in 1929.
In my round up of events from Abingdon in August 1919 I did not mention that Mr A Baldwin, the Abingdon Lock keeper, received a silver cup from the Thames Conservancy for the prettiest flower garden and lock of the year .
Here is the flower garden this year – 2019. The house itself was built in 1928 according to the Thames Lock heritage board so Mr Baldwin lived elsewhere.
And here is a grainy B&W picture of Mr Baldwin with his winning garden from the Oxford Journal Pictorial (all Rights Reserved). Imagine vibrant colours!