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Stalls of vintage loveliness at Ruby's Fair in the Guildhall
Published on: 13 Sep 2014
Heritage Weekend has started in great style. The 1914 re-enactment stalls are entertaining the crowds on the Market Place and lots of people are coming into the Guildhall now for the Ruby's Vintage Fair. War Horses on the High Street and sergeant... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage, Outdoors, Market Place, Shopping
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
Signal School - one of the many events available to view throughout the day
Published on: 12 Sep 2014
Abingdon is ready for its very first WW1 family activity day in the Market Place tomorrow at 10am. This one day only event will be filled with activities for everyone with some of the town's well known local producers and shops providing authentic... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage, Market Place, Wine & Dine
Partner:
Abingdon County Hall Museum
The Union Flag on the bridge
Published on: 10 Sep 2014
Residents and businesses alike have told the Town Council how much they enjoy the sight of Abingdon, St George and the Union flags flying from lamppost fixings around the town. Sadly wind and weather do take their toll and the present set of flags... more
Category:
Heritage, Outdoors, Town Administration
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Published on: 06 Sep 2014
Dragon Boats will be competing up and down the river tomorrow (Sunday 7th September) with around 20 teams paddling furiously to win the one-day competition and raise money for charity. If past years are anything to go by they will also be wearing... more
Category:
Sports & Leisure
Partner:
Public
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... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage
Partner:
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... 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... more
Partner:
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... more
Partner:
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
Partner:
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... more
Category:
Arts & Culture, Heritage
Partner:
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council

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