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Crafts & Hobbies

Abingdon-on-Thames has a strong tradition of craftworking and hosts an annual craft fair that inspires many people to take up a new craft themselves. Joining one of our many clubs is a good way of receiving help and advice about a hobby or craft you are interested in.

If your club or society is not listed below and you think it ought to be please contact the Town Council at to give us the details that should be on there.

Abingdon Decorative and Fine Arts Society



Abingdon Artists          

Astronomical Society

Abingdon Astronomical Society      

Chris Holt 01865 725094           

Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, OX14 2AQ

Camera Club

Abingdon & District Camera Club  

Steve Oakes 01235 200793                

Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, OX14 2AQ

Car Club

MG Car Club (Abingdon Works Centre)                        

Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road, Abingdon, OX14 1AS

Carbon Cutters

Abingdon Carbon Cutters   

Sally Reynolds/Cliff Marshall        

Telephone: 01235 533278


Ceroc Dance Classes

Ceroc Oxford       

Guildhall, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE          

Church in Abingdon/ATCC          

Margaret Langsford       

Drayton Road Allotments

Drayton Road Allotment Association                          


Dining Society

The Abingdon Bear Club

The oldest dining club in the country.

Contact the Treasurer, Marcus Smith, on

Family History Society

Berkshire Family History Society Vale of the White Horse Branch         

Mrs S. A. Matthews   

Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, OX14 1XP

Film Society

Abingdon College & Dist Film Society        

Geoff Bailey           

Abingdon Resource & Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, OX14 3GD

Flower Club

Abingdon Flower Club         

Melissa Fletcher: email               

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS

Friends of Abingdon

The Friends of Abingdon Civic Soc 

Hester Hand       

18, Thames Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HZ

History Club

Radley History Club 

Christine Wootton     

History Society.                                                     

AAAHS (Abingdon and Area Archaeological and Historical Society)

Roger Thomas 

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1NS

Horticultural Society.

Abingdon Horticultural Society      

Angela Hughes    


Abbey Meadows Lacemakers 


Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, OX14 5NR

Long Furlong Community Centre           

Ceri Green

Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, OX14 1XP

Lions International

Abingdon Lions Club

Conservative Club, 59 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AG

Model Railway Club

Abingdon Model Railway Club       

Ivan Cadge 

Morris Dancers

Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers       

Tony Legge

Morris Dancers

Mr Hemmings Traditional Morris Dancers                           

Museum Friends

Abingdon Museum Friends

Peter Hallowell    

St Helens Church Centre, West St Helen Street, OX14 5BS

Peace Group

Abingdon Peace Group        

Ms S. Reynolds                        

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS

Plus Group

Abingdon Plus Group          

Kath Good         

The Brewery Tap 40-42 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5BZ

Residents Plan

South Abingdon Residents Plan     

Neil Boston                

Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Abingdon                                 

Scottish County Dancing Club

Abingdon Scottish Country Dance Club    

Hilary Adams,      

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS

Scout Assocation

Abingdon District Scout Association   

Sea Cadets

Abingdon Sea Cadets                                      

Crabtree Place, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD

Silver Group

Abingdon Silver Group        

Grant Audley-Miller            

John Mason School, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1JB


Soroptimist International    

Pauline Burren

Speakers Club

Ridgeway Speakers Club     

Penny Clover    

The King's Head & Bell, 10 East St Helens St, OX14 5EA

St Ethelwold’s

St Ethelwold’s Fellowship                        

30 East St Helen Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 5EB

Town Twinning Society

Abingdon & District Twin Towns Soc         

Mr J. Smith              

U3A Abingdon         

Janet High:          

Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, OX14 5NR                                                       

Vesper Rotary Club

Abingdon Vesper Rotary Club       

Four Pillars Hotel, Marcham Road, Abingdon, OX14 1TZ


Abingdon Wargames Club

Ross Bowrage: Contact via 
Meet on Fridays 7pm- 10pm at The Neave Room, Abingdon Conservative Club, 59 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AG

Women’s Institute

Abingdon Evening WI (formed June 2009) meeting at Hadland Road Community Centre, Hadland Road, Abingdon OX14 3YH: 3rd Wednesdays 8pm      

Contact Anne Scott  07730 004492 or        


Wilts & Berks Canal Trust           

Martin Buckland                  

Ox & Bucks Woodcarving Association  

Mr B. L. Eastoe

Abingdon Young Farmers                              



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