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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens

Abingdon-on-Thames

Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, the 250 year-old moment of Market Place mayhem which is our way of celebrating some royal occasions.

Come and witness one of our living traditions, taste something new at one of our markets, dance with our Morris dancers or simply sit by the river with a picnic. Abingdon-on-Thames proudly claims to be the oldest town in the country, but with a genuine community spirit and lively events driven by local people, it feels energising, alive and kicking!

 This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

Latest News

08 Dec 2016
Town Crest
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Alice Badcock,... more
02 Dec 2016
Abingdon-on-Thames Coat of Arms
There are still some tickets left for the Mayor's Charity... more
25 Nov 2016
Abingdon Coat of Arms
Abingdon's Christmas Extravaganza takes place on this,... more
10 Nov 2016
Abingdon Coat of Arms
This is a reminder of the arrangements for the town's... more
09 Nov 2016
Abingdon-on-Thames Coat of Arms
Armistice Day takes place on 11th November each year. It... more
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Sunday, 11th December9:30am-11:00am
Come and explore Thrupp Lake (OX14 3NG) and find out about some of the wetland birds that call it ho... more
Sunday, 11th December3:00pm-4:00pm
Chris Britton flute, Carolyn King oboe, Barbara Stuart clarinet, Jenny Morgan horn, Simon Payne bass... more
Monday, 12 December 2016 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
Monday, 12 December 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Monday, 12 December 2016 - 8:00pm
'Coming back to hockey is easy, we can't wait to meet you' Informal hockey sessions welcoming beginn... more
Inspiration Fingal's Cave
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 7:30pm
This concert features talented musicians local to Abingdon-on-Thames in Beethoven's Coriolan Overtur... more
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 8:00pm
Abingdon Mummers town tour night is tonight. Town pubs will have the times on display.
Pilates class
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the... more
Poster
From Wednesday, 14th December to Saturday, 17th December7:30pm-7:30pm
The Nativity, but not as you know it ... It’s mayhem in Bethlehem on the night before the first Chri... more
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St Helen's
Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 7:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Alice Badcock, extends a warm invitation to all townspeo... more
Monday, 19 December 2016 - 2:30pm
Invitations are available to collect from 19th November until they run out. The Mayor of Abingdon, C... more
Monday, 19 December 2016 - 2:30pm
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Abingdon quilting patchwork workshop event January 2017
Friday, 20th January10:30am-1:00pm
Adult workshop. Friday 20th January 10.30a.m.to 1p.m. Charge £10, which includes materials. Class si... more
Archaeologists
Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 7:00pm
This month's speaker is Roger Thomas on The Past Transformed, looking at the Archaeology of key Abin... more
Patchwork workshop event hand piecing blocks February 2017
Friday, 10th February10:30am-1:00pm
Hand Piecing Heart Blocks Patchwork workshop for Adults. Friday February 10th 10.30a.m -1.0 p.m. Cha... more
Childrens drop-in textile workshop February free
Wednesday, 15th February11:00am-3:00pm
Childrens drop-in textile workshop.  Wednesday 15th February 11.00 a.m- 3.00 p.m. Free! Make Easter... more
Textile workshop event March 2017
Friday, 17th March10:30am-1:00pm
Patching workshop - Hand Piecing Log Cabin Easter Hens. Friday March 17th. 10.30 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. Cha... more
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