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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Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 10-11 September

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:54

The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more. Keep a look out for details in the upcoming brochure which will be available online from 6th August 2016. 

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Guildhall Development Open Day - 23rd July 2016

Abingdon Council News - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 17:41

The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building consent. Detailed technical design is taking place ahead of building tenders being requested. 

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Council Meeting - Rainbow Flag

Abingdon Council News - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 16:56

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued the following statement:

"The Council debated a motion at its Council meeting on Wednesday that 'Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council source a rainbow flag to fly from County Hall in conjunction with Oxford Pride.'

"After full and careful debate the motion was not adopted. I would like to explain why the motion was not adopted.

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Wreath laying to Commemorate the Battle of the Somme - Friday 1st July

Abingdon Council News - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:20

Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

To commemorate this day the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Town as part of an Act of Remembrance.  This will take place at the Town's Cenotaph and War Memorial at 7am on 1st July.

"When you go home, tell them of us and say

For your tomorrow, we gave our today."

(Kohima Epitaph)

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Sun shines on the Mayor's June Ball

Abingdon Council News - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 17:09

The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames gave a June Ball to raise money for her charities, Little Troopers and Oxfordshire Mind, last Friday. The Mayor was pleased to welcome civic guests from the other towns in the area, such as Didcot and Thame, as well as residents of the town, friends and supporters.

Due to the closure of the Guildhall a local alternative was sought and the Frilford Heath Golf Club hosted the event providing a wonderfully green backdrop to the photos taken as the guests arrived.

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HM Queen's 90th Birthday Party - Abingdon Rugby Club

Abingdon Council News - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 13:02

The Council is hosting - in association with the Abingdon Rugby Club and Yeah Baby - a Party to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th Birthday.  There is live entertainment with four local bands, the clubhouse and bar are open and there is a BBQ.  The Party is from 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday 12th June at the Abingdon Rugby Club, South Town Park, Lambrick Way.  Entry is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information.

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