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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
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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: 21 Oct 2013
WOW!!!!!! Look at the Guildhall's new wedding package deals. The Guildhall are proud to be able to offer affordable wedding packages that include all the trimmings from food and drink to chair covers, room layout, flowers and support all for an affordable (unbelieveable) price. Call 01235 524085 for more details and to receieve a brochure pack. New price points are available from October 2013 throughout 2014.
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Outdoors, Market Place, Shopping, Sports & Leisure, Wine & Dine
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Members of Abingdon Carbon Cutters getting the apples ready to press
Published on: 05 Oct 2013
Carbon Cutters are pleased with the number of people using their apple press to turn windfall apples from local gardens into juice that can be drunk immediately or pasteurised. It's all part of their campaign against food waste. If you have apples you haven't managed to turn into apple pies yet despite your best intentions, go along to the community shop in Bury Street where the  Abingdon Carbon Cutters have set up their press. There's still one more week of apple pressing in the community shop so there's still time to pop along between Monday and Friday 10am to 4pm, find out how it all works... more
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Outdoors, Market Place, Shopping, Sports & Leisure
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Community-your Abingdon
County Hall Museum and a ride from the Fair
Published on: 03 Oct 2013
As the Michaelmas Fair arrives in town the atmosphere gets livelier and the young people flock into town for the evenings of fun and excitement.  For information on road closures and access during the Michaelmas Fair please click here For information about the event click here
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Sixteenth century costumed dancers in the Market Place
Published on: 13 Sep 2013
This weekend is Heritage Open Doors Weekend, a great opportunity to get inside some of the intriguing buildings of Abingdon-on-Thames. The organisers will be in the Market Place Saturday and Sunday mornings with information leaflets and maps. As well as the return of the fantastic Retro Fair at the Guildhall there will be heritage walks, pike drill by the Cavalier soldiers, boat trips, the unveiling of new information boards for St Helens and wonderful old photos of the town in the community shop - lots to do over this weekend in the oldest continuously inhabited town in the country! More... more
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Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Market Place
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Community-your Abingdon
Abingdon's Community Shop is located in Bury Street
Published on: 07 Sep 2013
Abingdon volunteers opened a new exhibition at the Community Shop today. All through this week, leading up to Heritage Weekend (Sep 14-15), Abingdon residents and visitors will be able to wander in and have a look at the fascinating photographs and pictures of Abingdon-on-Thames as it was in times gone by. This town has an absolute wealth of history and well preserved historical buildings and many of them will be open on Sep 14th and 15th. To find out more have a look at the free exhibition in the Community Shop any weekday this week and ask for a leaflet. If you want to browse for more... more
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Arts & Culture
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Community-your Abingdon
Published on: 28 Aug 2013
There are exciting plans drawn up to develop the Guildhall into a studio arts cinema complex and place it at the heart of the cultural life of Abingdon-on-Thames. Over the past two months the Town Council and Guildhall staff have been exhibiting and talking to the residents of the town to show them what the ideas are for this new era in the building's history. Overwhelmingly the responses have been postive and people genuinely excited.      To find out more about the plans in detail click here to go to our dedicated website.
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Guildhall
Mayor's Fishing cup competition winner
Published on: 26 Aug 2013
The Mayor presents Tom Hobbs with the Mayor's Cup as the successful winner of the annual Fishing Competition held on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2013.  It was an excellent match with a good turn out of 40 top local anglers.  First was Tom Hobbs with 2 lbs 9 ozs of perch and roach which was about 70 fish.  He also won Best Fish with a 2 lbs 14 oz perch,  second was John Beesley with a 1.9 lbs 14 oz fish and third Gary Pook with a 1.9 lbs 1 oz fish. There was over 450 lbs of fish caught which shows a healthy River Thames and all fish went back alive.
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Youth Music Festival
Published on: 13 Jul 2013
The hottest day of the year so far but the crowds were certainly treated to energising performances by Abingdon's young people on the Market Place today. The Youth Music Festival, organised by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, showcased diverse talent amongst Abingdon's young musicians and singers. Groups and individuals from the Vale and Abingdon Music Centres, Abingdon's secondary and primary schools -  folk, rock,  jazz, and musical ensembles -  provided three hours of inspiring entertainment while the crowds basked in the sunshine.
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Market Place
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Freewheeling Cyclists hold members evening
Published on: 01 Jul 2013
Freewheeling Cycling Club, the active group that promotes a non-exclusive approach to cycling and organised this year's hugely successful April Cycling Festival, are holding an information evening. Members and non-members, in fact anyone interested in having a go at regular cycling, are all invited to find out more about what they do at 7.30pm on 10th July in the upstairs room at the King's Head and Bell. Amongst their activities are regular road rides, mountain bike rides, ladies rides and fun evenings in the pub organising the next event. Come along, enjoy the free nibbles and find out more... more
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Outdoors, Sports & Leisure
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Community-your Abingdon
Colourful market stalls, with vegetables, bread and flowers
Published on: 29 Jun 2013
"Perfect day - great atmosphere" was the verdict of shoppers and stallholders today at the Local Excellence Market held on the Market Place. Local foods from farms around the area combined with craftworkers and creative recyclers to make a spectacle of colour and activity that made the town centre buzz. Star of today's market was Vallis Green Woodworking running the "Have a Go" green woodworking sessions on the pole lathe. Definitely a boy's toy, this drew a fascinated crowd of Dads and sons watching the woodturner's skill, and having a go themselves. It wasn't long before the girls joined in... more
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Shopping
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Community-your Abingdon

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