There was a Local Excellence Market in Abingdon today. It rained all morning and brightened up in the afternoon.
On the Poppy stall could be seen a Veterans Dog. These dogs are trained to support veterans, of the armed services, to lead a full life.
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council have announced that there will not be the usual Remembrance Day service or parade. Organisations can lay their wreaths at the war memorial from Friday. People can also mark the two minutes silence at 11.00 am on Sunday 8th November from their doorsteps. The Town Council will host a Remembrance presentation on its website www.abingdon.gov.uk so that people can view the War Memorial from the safety of their own homes.
At the Market were Christmas decorations and gifts.
Since the market, the PM has announced a second lockdown from Thursday until 2nd December. Non-essential shopping will not be allowed during that time.
Abingdon Country Market were also there. They told me – this morning – that their next Market was on 14th November. Food is essential so that could possibly still go ahead.
I got a pile of books from the library. (Reading is one of the pleasures of lockdown.) The library were up to their Covid-19 limit of twenty people but it still looked empty. They will probably close during the lockdown, along with pubs, restaurants, churches, fitness centres and community centres. Schools will remain open during the second lockdown.