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Guildhall Staff wish you a happy New Year
Published on: 08 Jan 2014
Staff at the Guildhall woudl like to wish all of our users a happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you all here throughout 2014. We have some great package deals and room rental offers on for weddings, celebrations, Community Groups and non-profit making organisations, Business Users, and private room hire.   Call us on 01235 524 085 or call in the Guildhall Reception for more details.
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Arts & Culture, Heritage, Market Place, Sports & Leisure, Wine & Dine
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Guildhall
Flood alert
Published on: 22 Dec 2013
Flood alert issued 22nd December - following heavy rain recently, a flood alert has been issued for the River Ock, from Watchfield to Abingdon. It is likely that there will be more warnings and alerts over the coming days.  For further information please click here To sign up for flood warnings please click here Over the next few days the weather forecast is atrocious and so the situation can only deteriorate.  Both yellow and amber weather warnings are in place and the latest 5 day weather forecast and details of weather warnings is accessed by clicking here In the eventuality of problems... more
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Arts & Culture
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Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 17 Dec 2013
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at the Museum   The County Hall Museum will be open until 4pm on Sunday 22 December for all your last minute Christmas gift purchases. The Museum re-opens with selected items at sales prices on 3 January at 10am. Throughout 2014 we will be open Tuesday - Sunday and summer Bank Holiday Mondays from 10am to 4pm.   
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Abingdon County Hall Museum
The Mayor and Project Manager unveiling one of the Heart of Abingdon trail boards
Published on: 15 Dec 2013
Yesterday the Mayor officially opened the Heart of Abingdon heritage trail around the St Helens quarter of the town. The walk includes five information boards, printed leaflets and an audio tour available to download on this website. The trail follows a short circular route starting in East St Helen Street, to St Helen’s church, the Almshouses, past the Thames and Ock river frontage via Margaret Brown Gardens to finish in West St Helen Street. £ 12,200 of the project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, £1,500 from Abingdon Town Council and £ 500 from the Choose Abingdon Partnership.
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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Community-your Abingdon
Donkeys in Abingdon-on-Thames
Published on: 13 Dec 2013
Santa Claus is in town tomorrow (Saturday 14th) from 11am on the Market Place. He couldn't bring his reindeer this time but there are some lovely donkeys coming from Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary who like being stroked. Come and do some of your Christmas shopping in our independent shops and meet Santa for free!  
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Arts & Culture
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Community-your Abingdon
St Helen's Church
Published on: 12 Dec 2013
This Saturday sees the opening of the new heritage trail, Heart of Abingdon, with a leaflet, audio tour and five new information boards positioned around the St Helen's area, researched and designed by Friends of Abingdon and Abingdon Area Archaeology and History Society. For more information about the official opening click here
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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Community-your Abingdon
Published on: 07 Dec 2013
If you're looking for something a little bit different this Christmas, make sure you pay a visit to the Christmas Craft Fair on the Market Place this Saturday between 9.30am -3pm when local craftmakers will be selling their handmade crafts. Crafts on offer will include jewellery, paintings, stained glass, preserves, drinks, Christmas cakes, table arrangements, wreaths, decorations, woodturned and leather gifts, and much more. Christmas shopping couldn't get much better with festive food and drink, and music by local brass bands!
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Market Place
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Market Place crowds enjoying the fireworks on Saturday night
Published on: 01 Dec 2013
The festive crowds turned out in force for the Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza yesterday. The parade set off up Stert Street at 11.45am led by a bagpipe band, and complete with stiltwalker, Father Christmas, Cinderella characters, Town Councillors, Morris Dancers, Air Cadets, majorettes ...and a donkey. The entertainments continued all afternoon, and were spread around the town centre with reindeer, Punch and Judy Shows and craft stalls along Bath Street, main stage in the Market Place, Mayor's Pamper Afternoon at the Guildhall, family activities in St Nicolas' Church and a petting zoo in... more
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Arts & Culture, Market Place
Partner:
Community-your Abingdon
Map for Extravaganza Day 2013
Published on: 29 Nov 2013
The reindeer will be here in the morning! ..and the baby animals..and the stiltwalkers...plus a community event that so many people are getting involved in. Take advantage of the all day free parking and come down before 11.30am to see the parade and then enjoy the entertainments on Bath Street, Bridge Street and the Market Place. Our handy map can be viewed here. Use it to make sure you don't miss anything. For a downloadable map to print out and bring with you see the bottom of the Extravaganza page on this website.
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Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Market Place, Shopping
Partner:
Community-your Abingdon
Published on: 28 Nov 2013
Showing off on Charter Day at the Museum The children of John Mason School, Abingdon, were surprised to find on arrival to the museum galleries, a series of historical figures explaining and exploring the history of late Tudor Abingdon. In the main gallery William and Lady Blacknall and Lady Stonehouse explored the dissolution of the Abbey and Chantries, and development of the town charter. Upstairs the quarrelsome John Blacknall and Sir George Stonehouse argued over their rights to the River Thames, as well as the origins and history of the Monks Map followed by a special opening of the roof... more
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Arts & Culture, Heritage
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Abingdon County Hall Museum

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