Gathering of Vintage and Replica Cars

George Haslam had told people there would a gathering of vintage and replica cars at the Royal British Legion in Abingdon, and they were arriving from about 11:30. The car next to him was built in the 1970s and inspired by an older Riley and made from components from various cars: the engine is from a Ford Cortina; the front suspension from a Triumph Herald; the body shell is fiberglass, and was made and the vehicle put together by the Vincent MPH company.

Stuart worked on the MG works rally racing vehicles for some of his years at the MG Car Plant at Abingdon. He got talking to the owner of this replica race vehicle about why some of the features were added.

There was to be music by a live singing group, drinks and a barbeque.

A lot of missed events

There was a lot going on today but as I was working I could not take many photographs for the blog. Before work I went to Trinity Church to set up a welcome table for Ride and Stride.

There was the official opening or the Kingfisher canoe clubhouse.

There was a pride event at St Ethelwolds.

It was the last day of the Abingdon Country Market.

There was also the Abingdon Air and Country Show. Thankyou to Gordon for the video above showing the Red Arrows flying over at 15:47. If anybody has any other pictures of any of these events, or other events I did not mention, please send them to and I can add them.

After work I cleared up the table from Ride and Stride. The double sided tape took a long time to scratch off the table top.


An update from Malvin on the final Abingdon Country Market ‘this is the bakers farewell presentation from the Salvation Army Captain Alexandra Devine. We had a very good market and there was very little left.’

Also the night shoot at Abingdon Air and Country Show on Friday evening. From Allen whos says ‘This event was organised by who hold photography events all over the country and have apparently done the Abingdon night shoot for many years.’

Charity Shop Fronts in September

The front of the Helen and Douglas House Charity Shop in Abingdon has been painted and it looks good.

Oxfam have a promotion called Second Hand September. They are encouraging us to give clothes a longer life and reduce waste and help people beat poverty around the world.

The pop up wedding shop in the Bury Street is selling new wedding dresses. Next door, in the British Heart Foundation, there are second hand September wedding dresses.

There are more second hand wedding dresses in Acacia.

National Teddy Bear Day

National Teddy Bear Day is celebrated on September 9th.

On this special day, we can thank our teddy bears for their companionship, for being with us when we were upset during childhood, and getting us through some long dark nights.

Teddy Brown has been a member of our family for a very long time. On National Teddy Bear Day, I took him out to see Hugless Douglas at The Bookstore. Hugless Douglas is there to promote the Exhibition: ‘Drawing Stories; Fairy Tales & Wildlife’ by David Melling.