First Team Sub
Dec 16, 2010, 7:03 PM
Team(s): Kidlington, Abingdon Town.
Post #14 of 103
Hope this isn't too 'off-topic' but ... Hurrump . In today's 'Oxford Times' is the news that the famous, historic and beautiful 'Nag's Head' pub in Abingdon is being closed by Greene King on Tuesday 4th January 2011.
For anyone who has ever visited Abingdon Town FC, The Nag's Head is the pub on its own island in the River Thames that is crossed by Abingdon bridge on the approach to Town's Culham Road ground (itself on a second larger island). Travelling towards the town centre, The Nag's Head is on the right and the football ground on the left, with the pub, football ground, meadows, river and view of the church spire making it the most beautiful entry to the town - I've spent many an hour supping in the garden before a match, as no doubt have generations of Town fans for over 140 years. Abingdon used to be famous for having the most pubs per head of population in Britain (admittedly a record that half the towns in Britain claim to hold!), but many pubs in the town are now closing.
Anyone wanting a last chance to visit The Nag's Head, Abingdon Town are at home to Wantage on 27th December, while Abingdon United (a 15min walk away) are at home to Thatcham on 3rd January.
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