Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza - Saturday 26th November

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 19:03

Abingdon's Christmas Extravaganza takes place on this, Saturday 26th November.

The Extravaganza is organised by the Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce and takes place in the town centre throughout the day. At 5pm Tina, Jo and Bradley of S Club 7 will perform on the stage and at 6pm they, the Mayor Cllr Alice Badcock and two lucky competition winners,will be switching the lights on!

For further details of the programme for the whole day please click here.

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Mayor' of Abingdon-on- Thames Charity Quiz

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:21

There are still some tickets left for the Mayor's Charity Quiz evening - but you need to get in quickly!

The Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, is hosting her quiz evening at Abingdon Rugby Club, Lambrick Way, at 7pm on Friday 2nd December. The evening is aid of her charities - the Over 70s Christmas Party, Oxfordshire MIND and Little Troopers.  Would you like to bring a team or be part of a team? Tickets are available in advance £10 to include the quiz and a fish and chip supper (alternatives are available). The bar will also be open.

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Remembrance Day Commemoration

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:24
This is a reminder of the arrangements for the town's Remembrance Day commemorations which take place on Sunday 13th November 2016 -  

10.00 am : Divine Civic Service at St Helen's Church led by the Rector of Abingdon, Rev Dr Charles Miller.

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Armistice Day Commemoration

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 16:18

Armistice Day takes place on 11th November each year. It marks the day when, in 1918, the First World War came to an end.

Armistice Day is commemorated by a two minute silence at 11am.  In Abingdon for a number of years people have gathered at the War Memorial to remember those who have given their lives and served in conflicts over the years.

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Runaway Fair comes to town

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 21:49

The Runaway Fair will take place this coming Monday, 17th October from midday onwards.

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The Battle of the Somme: by Gareth Howell and Rick Stevens

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 16:38

Abingdon County Hall Museum presents The Battle of the Somme, by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell and WW1 relic hunter Rick Stevens.

An informative talk, artefacts display and memorial evening to mark the centenary of one of the most infamous battles of World War I. Exploring some of the actual weapons and equipment used in that fateful battle, Rick and Gareth discuss what really happened 100 years ago at the Somme. 

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Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs come to town!

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:57

Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October from 12 noon to 11pm each day.  It is the longest street fair in Europe, running from the Market Place, through the High Street, The Square and the full length of Ock Street.  This historic street fair has its origins in the labour problems which prevailed after the Black Death of 1348/9.  Men were hired for agricultural work at Michaelmas and the Fair provided an  opportunity for staff to be hired for the next 12 months.  The Fair remained partly a hiring fair until the 20th Ce

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MG: Racing, Rallying, Record-Breaking - Exhibition now open

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 16:10

MG have been in the realms of motorsport since their inception in the 1920’s. Fighting against the biggest names in Motorsport including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Bugatti, MG has been part of an elite racing heritage that has seen them win challenging circuits and break the toughest records.

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Saturday 1st October: Freedom of the Vale to be exercised in Abingdon

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 15:27

The following press release has been received from the Vale of White Horse District Council:

Local residents and visitors are invited to attend a march through Abingdon on Saturday 1st October involving over 100 soldiers from 3 and 4 Regiments Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) granted freedom of the Vale.

Service personnel from the Dalton Barracks based Regiments will march through the town in a display of ceremony and tradition accompanied by services band musicians.

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Abingdon Michaelmas and Runaway Fairs

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 17:21

Abingdon's autumn street Fairs will soon be in town.

The Michaelmas Fair - which runs from the Market Place through the High Street and the entire length of Ock Street, dates back to the middle ages and is the longest street fair in Europe.  It moves in on Sunday 9th October and is open to the public on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October.

The following week the smaller Runaway Fair takes place in the Market Place and the High Street (to its junction with West St Helen Street). It moves in on Sunday 16th October and will be open to the public on Monday 17th October.

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Medieval Abingdon brochures available

Abingdon Council News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:26

Welcome to Medieval Abingdon brochures are now available. Please visit the museum reception, tourist information and keep an eye out for copies in your local shops. Alternatively please download a copy from the Medieval Abingdon page  

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