It was degrees 3C when I left home around 10, headed to Abingdon to see what repairs if any have been carried out on the bridge.
This is what I found in Thames Street, it appears that there are a number of scaffold tubes driven into the river bed. The pontoon / floaty thing is then manoeuvred into position against the tubes and the repairs can begin. Not sure I’d fancy working in those conditions, cold, damp and cramped. The repairers compound is to the right.
Looking behind from where I stood for the previous photo is the brick and stone bridge leading to the boarded up former Upper Reaches Hotel, this closed down quite a few years ago now.
This was taken from the other side of the hotel’s bridge, to the left is the exit of the mill stream, I couldn’t get a closer shot as it is so over grown, though I could hear the water descending the mill race.
This is at the far end of Thames Street, the building dates from the 15th Century when when it was believed to be a granary, part of the mill. Subsequently it was know as Checker Hall when is was converted to house the miller. In June 1953 it opened as the Unicorn Theatre and has been serving the local community ever since.
That would be the end of today’s photos, though I did carry on riding round my favourite lanes for another hour and a half. Returning home the temperature had jumped to 4 degrees.