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Remembrance Day Commemorations
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar
1917: The Search for Victory
Mrs Janet Morgan, Freeman
Comic Capers
Comic Capers - date confirmation
Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs come to town!
District Council to offer £175,000 in grants to local community
Remembrance Day Commemorations
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar
1917: The Search for Victory
Mrs Janet Morgan, Freeman
Comic Capers - date confirmation
Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs come to town!
District Council to offer £175,000 in grants to local community

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Published on: 20 Oct 2017
This year’s Remembrance Day commemorations will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017 - 10.00 am: Remembrance Day Service at St Helen's Church led by Rev Mary Williamson. 10.50am:  Remembrance Day Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial. The civic party, the Army and detachments of local organisations will parade to the War Memorial. The service at the War Memorial will be led by Rev Mary Williamson. Music for the Parade and at the memorial will be provided by the Abingdon Town Band. The two minutes silence will be observed at 11.00 am. This will be followed by the laying of wreathes on... more
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Heritage, Outdoors
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 12 Oct 2017
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar   Wednesday, 1st November, 7:00pm-9:00pm   BAFTA award winning director and animator Geoff Dunbar presents a very special screening of his celebrated production for the BBC of The Cunning Little Vixen. The film is a visually stunning animated adaptation of Janacek's opera, and follows the story of a wild vixen and her relationship with both humans and the countryside.The film was nominated for the prestigious Prix Italia and won the Golden Prague in 2004.  The evening will begin with a talk by the director... more
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
Published on: 12 Oct 2017
1917: The Search for Victory   Friday, 10th November, 7:00pm-9:30pm   A lecture by Gareth Howell and Rick Stevens Special guest John Dexter After the failure of the Somme offensive to end the war the Allies prepare to win the war in 1917. The British are ready having learnt valuable lessons from 1916 and having been reinforced with new equipment and new technology. The successes in the Battle of Arras, including Vimy Ridge give way to the sufferings of Passchendaele and a renewed hope at Cambrai. Join us for a talk by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell and Battlefield Relic... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Market Place, Shopping, Sports & Leisure
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
Published on: 05 Oct 2017
Abingdon on Thames Town Council is sad to announce the death of Mrs Janet Morgan, Freeman of the town of Abingdon-on-Thames and Past Mayor. Janet was a member of the Town Council from 1983 to 1995 and was Mayor of the Town in 1988/89.  She was awarded the Freedom of Abingdon in 2011.  Janet was also a past member of the Vale of White Horse District Council (including serving as the Leader of the Council) and of Oxfordshire County Council.  As an ex-teacher she was also a governor of 3 schools. One of her long-lasting achievements as Mayor was to establish the biennial "Clubs and Societies Day... more
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Comic Capers
Published on: 29 Sep 2017
To tie in with the launch of the fantastic new exhibition Geoff Dunbar: A Personal History of Classical Animation, Abingdon County Hall Museum's volunteer craft activity team will be hosting two days of activities over the October half-term break entitled Comic Capers. The two dates are 25th and 28th October.  For more details on the museum's free volunteer run craft activity days please visit the museum page. http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage-market-place/comi...
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
Published on: 25 Sep 2017
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th October from 12 noon to 11pm each day.  The Michaelmas Fair is the longest street fair in Europe, running from the Market Place, through the High Street, The Square and the full length of Ock Street.  This historic street fair has its origins in the shortage of labour following  the Black Death of 1348/9.  The Fair was a hiring fair, the equivalent of today's employment agencies and online job websites. Men were hired for agricultural work at Michaelmas and the Fair provided an opportunity for staff to be hired for the... more
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 26 Jul 2017
We have received the following from the District Council: Vale of White Horse District Council will be offering two grant schemes starting next month with £175,000 available to support the local community. The Capital Grants scheme and New Homes Bonus community grant scheme opens on 20 August and will run until 15 October for people to apply. Workshops to give guidance on the grants and help people to apply for them will be offered 4-6pm on 8 August in Abingdon, 10 August in Faringdon and 15 August in Wantage.  The Council was highly successful with both schemes last year, with the Capital... more
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Town Administration
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Swan Upping
Published on: 21 Jul 2017
Swan Upping plays an important role in the conservation of the mute swan and involves The Queen’s Swan Warden collecting data, assessing the health of young cygnets and examining them for any injuries. Cygnets are extremely vulnerable at this early stage in their development and Swan Upping affords an opportunity to help both adults and cygnets that might otherwise go untreated. This year the Royal Swan Uppers, who wear the scarlet uniform of Her Majesty The Queen, are due to arrive in Abingdon-on-Thames at  the Brdige at apprximately 5pm on Friday 21st July.  For further details click here.
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Heritage, Outdoors
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 21 Jul 2017
The District Council have issued the following update on changes to arrangements which mean that you can use plastic bags to line food waste bins. Residents in Southern Oxfordshire can now use plastic bags to line their food waste bins and caddies. Food waste is collected every week and taken to Agrivert’s anaerobic digestion plant near Wallingford to be recycled into gas for electricity and fertiliser for local farmland. The processing plant is now able to accept thin plastic bags, such as carrier bags, bread bags, paper wrappings, or normal pedal bin liners. Residents can also continue... more
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Town Administration
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 30 Jun 2017
This year the Council has allocated a sum of £18,000 for grants for local clubs and societies.   Grants are allocated each quarter and the Council is now accepting applications for consideration at the September meeting of the Community Services Committee - the closing date is 5th September.   The Council is keen that as many clubs and societies as possible apply for and benefit from the grants available. Do not miss out on this opportunity! For further details and to download an application form please click here.
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Outdoors, Sports & Leisure, Town Administration
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council

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