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Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs come to town!
Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames Civic Service
August Bank Holiday bin collection changes
IT issues at Town Council
AAAHS 50th Anniversary - Gallery Talks
Notice of Public Rights
Mouse Hole Cafe Celebrates National Cream Tea Day!

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The fairground rides light up the Market Place
Published on: 22 Sep 2014
The annual Michaelmas Fair will be operating on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th October, with the Runaway Fair following on the week after. For more information about the fairs, and traffic diversions which will be in operation from Sunday 5th, please click here  
Category:
Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Market Place, Town Administration
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Stalls of vintage loveliness at Ruby's Fair in the Guildhall
Published on: 13 Sep 2014
Heritage Weekend has started in great style. The 1914 re-enactment stalls are entertaining the crowds on the Market Place and lots of people are coming into the Guildhall now for the Ruby's Vintage Fair. War Horses on the High Street and sergeant majors shouting out drill orders to the new recruits off the front and certain they will be home by Christmas.Find out how to make a pewter toy or watch the Punch and Judy show; sing songs from the early twentieth century or learn how to clean a rifle. As always on Heritage Weekend there are a variety of interesting properties open to the public. A... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage, Outdoors, Market Place, Shopping
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
Signal School - one of the many events available to view throughout the day
Published on: 12 Sep 2014
Abingdon is ready for its very first WW1 family activity day in the Market Place tomorrow at 10am. This one day only event will be filled with activities for everyone with some of the town's well known local producers and shops providing authentic style food and drink throughout the day. The event will give visitors an insight into life in the early 1900's, learning about the differences between our lives today and of those who lived during The Great War. In the spirit of recreating a 1900's Abingdon many museum staff and volunteers will be dressed in period clothing, and visitors are more... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage, Market Place, Wine & Dine
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
The Union Flag on the bridge
Published on: 10 Sep 2014
Residents and businesses alike have told the Town Council how much they enjoy the sight of Abingdon, St George and the Union flags flying from lamppost fixings around the town. Sadly wind and weather do take their toll and the present set of flags are now being taken down. Anyone wanting to claim possession of one of these flags can request one by emailing the town council. A donation of £5 to the Mayor’s Charities will be asked for.
Category:
Heritage, Outdoors, Town Administration
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 06 Sep 2014
Dragon Boats will be competing up and down the river tomorrow (Sunday 7th September) with around 20 teams paddling furiously to win the one-day competition and raise money for charity. If past years are anything to go by they will also be wearing some interesting fancy dress! Spectators enjoy this family fun day as much as the competitors -take a look at the entry in the event calendar for more inforrmation by clicking here
Category:
Sports & Leisure
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Public
Reading of the roll at sunset in St Helen's Church
Published on: 04 Aug 2014
Abingdon-on-Thames is participating in the nation-wide Lights Out commemoration on August 4th. "The lamps are going out all over Europe: we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, August 1914 Making one simple and very powerful statement the evening will start with a vigil and reading of the roll of those Abingdonians who went off to war in 1914-18. This will be taking place from 6.30pm onwards in St Helen's Church with members of today's local community reading out from the list. Cllr Mike Badcock is encouraging more members of the community... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
River Thames Swans are Royal Swans
Published on: 13 Jul 2014
This is the week when the annual census of the Queen's swans on the River Thames takes place. The boats carrying the Swan Uppers who are either Royal or belong to one of the ancient guilds (Vintners and Dyers) are expected to be near Abingdon Bridge at the end of the week at around 5pm on Friday 18th but any times given are always approximate. The swans have been in royal ownership since the days when they were an important part of any high status banquet, although the focus nowadays is on protection, conservation and education with schools invited to meet the Swan Uppers at various points... more
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Community-your Abingdon
Published on: 12 Jul 2014
The department for Communities and Local Government have confirmed that the team putting together a Business Improvement District proposal for the town centre have been awarded their next tranche of funding. Choose Abingdon Partnership will receive another instalment in the total package of £33 000 which is available if the BID plans come to fruition, bringing the total received to date to over £7 000.  The BID Team consisting of business representatives organised into various groups under the oversight of the Choose Abingdon Partnership is drawing the "ideas" phase to a close now and are... more
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Community-your Abingdon
Mostly Books on Stert Street
Published on: 11 Jul 2014
Mark Thornton of Mostly Books in Stert Street has written a very detailed piece about the threats faced by independent booksellers which is featured on Shiny New Books, a new blog site for booklovers. Independent Booksellers Week is just over and Mostly Books has turned 8 years old but the challenges are very real...in a town lucky enough to have two bookshops we have to bear in mind the need to keep them supported if we don't want to lose them. This applies to all of our independents but these guys are up against Amazon and the growth of reading by Kindle... Read Mark's article by clicking... more
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Community-your Abingdon
Yeah Baby - famous for its great atmosphere
Published on: 05 Jul 2014
Bands and fun on the Market Place this Saturday. Come and join the festival atmosphere and enjoy the music!   More information here
Partner:
Community-your Abingdon

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