The Tanning Industry in Bampton

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:31

Abingdon County Hall Museum has lent several objects from its collection to the Bampton Archive for their current exhibition “The Tanning Industry in Bampton – A not-so-small industry that we have forgotten”. The exhibition presents images and objects illustrating the tanning trade in Bampton as well as leatherworking in general.

On now until 3 March 2017 in the Vesey Room of the Bampton Library, Monday to Saturday 10.30-12.30 and 2-4, Sunday 2-4. Entrance free.

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Calling all Bands for Music in the Park

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:38

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising the popular “Music in the Park” event.  Music in the Park has taken place in the Abbey Grounds every year since its inception as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, attracting large crowds with 3,500 wristbands being made available in the spring.This year Music in the Park takes place in the evening of Saturday 3rd June, following on from  the popular daytime event, Fun in the Park. 

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Severe weather warnings for Abingdon

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 15:26

Severe weather warnings of snow and ice have been issued for the area.

For the latest Met Office forecast and to view the weather warnings please click here. 

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:59
This is a reminder that as usual, now that the Christmas festivities are concluded, you can bring your Christmas tree to the Market Place be recycled into woodchip.

This annual event takes place on the Saturday after Twelfth Night and this year is scheduled for Saturday 7th January from 9am to 3pm. This service is provided by the Town Council in partnership with TVE Hire and Sales.  

The woodchip produced will help to line our woodland pathways and provide compost for allotments and flowerbeds.

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New Years Day - Walking of the 1556 Borough Boundaries

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 12/31/2016 - 19:08

The Annual New Year’s Day Boundary Walk will take place on Sunday 1st January 2017. Please gather at the Market Place from 11.15am for a start at 11.30am. The walk is estimated to take around two hours. Please come prepared appropriately with warm clothing and footwear appropriate for muddy conditions! The walk is led by two of the Abingdon Guild of Town Criers - Penny Clover and Tim Hunt.  Please join the walk if you want an energetic and interesting start to the New Year.

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Christmas and New Year opening hours for Town Council

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 15:58





Saturday 24th December: Information Centre at  Guildhall open from 9.30am to 12.30 pm.

Sun 25th December to Wed 28th December inclusive:  CLOSED.

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December:  open from 9.30am to 3 pm. (Council reception operating at the Information Centre, Guildhall).

Saturday 31st December

Information Centre at Guildhall open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

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Mayor's Christmas Concert and Carols

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:48

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Alice Badcock, extends a warm invitation to all townspeople to attend her Christmas Concert and Carol service.

The Concert will take place at 7pm on Saturday 17th December in St Helen's Church.  The concert will include music by Abingdon Town Band.  At the end of the Concert the Mayor will invite everyone present to join her for a festive glass of wine/ or soft drink in the South Aisle. 


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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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