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

Abingdon-on-Thames

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

14 Jun 2019
Please note, now that the fishing season is nearly here,... more
04 Jun 2019
Britain’s newest Pride comes to Britain’s oldest town on... more
31 May 2019
With 1 day to go it’s time to get excited about this year’s... more
28 May 2019
With less than a week to go until this years Music in the... more
20 May 2019
Job opportunities at the European parliamentary elections... more
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Wednesday 19:30 Yoga Class Northcourt Centre
From Wednesday, 19th June to Wednesday, 15th July7:30pm-11:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
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Thursday, 20th June9:30am-11:30am
Join us on the third Thursday of every month to get to grips with getting - and staying safe - onlin... more
Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 12:00pm
We are extremely excited to be welcoming legendary author Ben Aaronovitch to Mostly Books on Thursda... more
Petroleum additives help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, machines last longer, and we all have cleaner air
Thursday, 20th June7:00pm-9:45pm
Are you interested in science and technology? Atom Society is interested in both, and our talk of Ju... more
Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 7:30pm
Award-winning author, Katherine Rundell, will be at Mostly Books on Thursday 20th June talking to Gu... more
Friday, 21st June8:30am-1:30pm
Come to Abingdon and enjoy its friendly atmosphere and unique setting.   At Abingdon Farmers' Market... more
Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 21st June8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
Abingdon Farmers' Market
Friday, 21st June8:30am-1:30pm
Come to Abingdon and enjoy its friendly atmosphere and unique setting. Sample and savour the fresh,... more
Friday, 21st June2:00pm-11:45pm
Join the global celebrations of music and music making Make Music Day is the world’s largest annual... more
Friday, 21 June 2019 - 6:00pm
National Make Music Day organisers have fixed events for children and families and then a line up of... more
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Abingdon Pride
Saturday, 22nd June10:00am-5:00pm
Britain’s newest Pride comes to Britain’s oldest town on Saturday 22nd June 2019.   Abingdon Pride t... more
Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The tradition short service after the fair is in place is open to everyone, any denomination. Come a... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
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Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 5:00pm
In conjunction with Abingdon Pride on Saturday 22nd June we are showing the inspiring movie 'PRIDE'... more
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 7:30pm
Grab your tissues and prepare for happy and sad tears all over again, Four Weddings And A Funeral ar... more
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From Wednesday, 26th June to Saturday, 29th June7:30pm-7:30pm
With excellent actors who fit the TV characters really well this iconic comedy drama runs from Wedne... more
Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 10:00am
Abingdon Rotary Clubs have a family activity today.  There will also be their appeal for Shelterbox... more
Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 10:00am
Come along and speak with members of our town's hospital League of Friends between 10.00 am and 1.30... more
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 9:45am
A morning sale of home-made cakes and biscuits as a fundraiser for one of the town's local Scout tro... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local gude dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter p... more
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:00am
At the start of the Poppy Appeal there will be a poppy themed event with cakes, interesting stalls a... more
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Wednesday 1st May morning Abingdon Rotary Club will be marking May Day and welcoming the month. S... more
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Wednesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Thursday, 8th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Thursday, 22nd August10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Wednesday, 28th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
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