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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens


Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, a unique tradition which dates back over 250 years and is  our way of celebrating major royal occasions.

This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

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Latest News

16 Mar 2018
Following the Community Survey which took place in the... more
16 Mar 2018
Tuesday, 3rd April, and Saturday, 7th April 2018 Another... more
15 Mar 2018
The wooden bridge leading from St Helen’s Court into the... more
13 Mar 2018
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th... more
07 Mar 2018
It is International Women's Day on Thursday 8 March. To... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 7:00pm
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) pla... more
ABCD Brochure
Thursday, 22nd March7:45pm-10:00pm
Screening a variety of interesting and thought provoking films  on Thursday evenings (except Christm... more
see brochure at www.abfilms.org.uk
From Thursday, 22nd March to Thursday, 19th July7:45pm-11:00pm
ABCD FILM SOCIETY Come and watch an entertaining and varied programme of new and classic films in a... more
Learn to draw with Abingdon Art School
Friday, 23rd March10:00am-12:00pm
Beginners drawing class in a friendly environment which will start you on your drawing journey. Join... more
Friday, 23rd March11:00am-4:00pm
Come and see our displays of Home Front, Upper Thames Patrol and Home Guard. Share memories, Talk to... more
Permaculture Ethics
Saturday, 24th March10:00am-4:00pm
What is Permaculture How can it help us How do we apply it Use permaculture to increase your edible... more
Saturday, 24th March10:00am-4:00pm
Discover the Upper Thames Patrol, formed in 1939 by Sir Ralph Glyn (Member of Parliament for Abingdo... more
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 7:30pm
Alexander Walker conducts the combined Abingdon Symphony Orchestra and Abingdon Symphone Chorus. Did... more
Saturday, 24th March7:30pm-9:30pm
Music for Wind Orchestra from Space and Sci-Fi Whether you're a trekkie, a Jedi, a timelord, a DeLor... more
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 7:15pm
The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with an all-Bernstein program... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Saturday, 7th April7:00pm-11:30pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter is hosting this year’s formal gathering that we are... more
Saturday, 2 June 2018 - 11:00am
Free fun for all the family by day, live music with good bands in the evening. Hold the date for one... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
abingdon museum, easter, crafts, family activity
Tuesday, 3rd April10:30am-3:00pm
Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this... more
abingdon museum, easter, crafts, family activity
Saturday, 7th April10:30am-3:00pm
Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this... more
abingdon museum, crafts, building, history, family activity
Thursday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Construct your own 3D building, or can you recreate one of Abingdon's historic buildings using card... more
From Saturday, 21st July to Sunday, 29th July11:00am-3:00pm
AAAHS Gallery Talks: History, Archaeology and Architecture For fifty years the Abingdon Archaeologic... more
Friday, 27th July10:00am-4:00pm
To celebrare the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activities tak... more
abingdon museum, crafts, puppets, history, family activity
Tuesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Be your own master of pupptes. Try making your own sock-puppet, moving animal or pop-up model in thi... more
abingdon museum, weather, crafts, family activity
Thursday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Come rain or shine, become a weather reporter for the day by making rainbow mobiles, weather charts... more
abingdon museum, crafts, summer, history, family activity
Tuesday, 21st August10:30am-3:00pm
Its time to get creative! Come and design something amazing from a wide range of exciting and colour... more
abingdon museum, crafts, kites, planes, birds, history, family activity
Thursday, 30th August10:30am-3:00pm
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Have fun making parachutes, kites and birds in this high-flying craft a... more
abingdon museum, crafts, autumn, hedgehog, history, family activity
Thursday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Bring the outdoors in this October with our autumnal activities making hedgehogs and clay models. Al... more
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