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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
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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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
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Community-your Abingdon
Abingdon Traditional Morris men waiting to hear the results of the ballot
Published on: 21 Jun 2014
The annual Election of the Mayor of Ock Street resulted in a shock result today with a new "mayor" (mock mayor really) crowned by our "real mayor" Cllr Angela Lawrence. Are you confused yet? Abingdon-on-Thames rejoices in a tradition going back hundreds of years, to when Ock Street was the poorest part of the town and the people who lived there something of an underclass. In true Abingdon style they used to elect a person to stand up for the rights of these common folk against the authorities of the town, this person being dubbed the Mayor of Ock Street. Mock Mayors exist in a few other towns... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 14 Jun 2014
You'll be supporting your local town centre and keeping genuine British crafts alive by taking some time out in Abingdon-on-Thames town centre this Saturday between 9am and 3pm. With live music from clarinets and voices, the atmosphere should be mellow and the pace relaxed. Come and join us for coffee in the Market Place, take in the stalls and lovely, locally-made craft products, and enjoy Abingdon Market Place at its best.  
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Outdoors, Market Place, Shopping
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Great mixture of rock, tribute bands and "Proms" with everyone singing along
Published on: 07 Jun 2014
Music in the Park is taking place at the Abbey Grounds on Saturday evening and gates open at 4.30pm Wristbands for Music in the Park event are now SOLD OUT.  Unfortunately we are not in a position to replace any wristbands which you have lost or mislaid. We are sorry if you have missed out but you are welcome to the Fun in the Park event earlier in the day. For further information about the event and obtaining tickets go to the Fun in the Park/Music in the Park page here
Category:
Arts & Culture, Outdoors
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Your Abingdon BID
Published on: 04 Jun 2014
This Thursday the business owners and managers of Abingdon-on-Thames have a chance to get some real facts about the progress of the Business Improvement District (BID) project. For the past few months businesses have been contributing ideas and suggestions to the BID team to make up the BID proposal. This meeting is to explain how a BID could work, what areas could be involved, and what projects the BID would be likely to undertake. Previous meetings held by both Abingdon Business Alliance and Abingdon Chamber have given their members a chance to discuss this relatively new way of managing... more
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Community-your Abingdon
Fresh asparagus at the Local Excellence Market today
Published on: 31 May 2014
The Local Excellence Market is up and running and there's a couple of special features today- the Town Council are selling wristbands for Music in the Park which is just ONE WEEK away, and our regular stall The Chocolate Tree is running mini-chocolate-workshops for kids at their stall in the centre of the market. White and milk melted chocolate looking so delicious! Huge amounts of fresh asparagus also available on local farm stall! Trading until 2pm so come down and join us.
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Community-your Abingdon

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