Last week I showed a couple of photos from Abingdon for Wordless Wednesday well today I will tell you a little bit about what is in the photos.
Abingdon Bridge which crosses the river Thames
The Old Gaol which was built to hole Napoleonic prisoners and probably built by them as well. It was derelict when I used to go to collage in the town and then was made into a leisure centre. That closed and now it is being converted into flats.
Abingdon was famous for building MG's, this was the last one made
You can see an excellent exhibition on MGs in the museum
It was also famous fro brewing beer and did so for hundreds of years till Green King come along and bought the place, then sold off the brewery and brewed the beer elsewhere.
The roof was open to look round so it was rude not to. This is the old gaol you saw in the earlier photo
Here we look down at the town square
This road leads out of town towards Witney and is called Ock Street after the river which flows into the Thames
This was the Brewery which is no more and is now turned into flats
One of the sights you see for miles around is Didcot Power station and is due to be demolished. The first three towers you see in the foreground come down on the 27th July
Just to prove I was on top of County Hall this is the top. Hope you enjoyed my little tour.
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