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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens

Abingdon-on-Thames

Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, a unique tradition which dates back over 250 years and is  our way of celebrating some royal occasions.

Come and witness one of our living traditions, taste something new at one of our markets, dance with our Morris dancers or simply sit by the river with a picnic. Abingdon-on-Thames proudly claims to be the oldest town in the country, but with a genuine community spirit and lively events driven by local people, it feels energising, alive and kicking!

 This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

Latest News

18 Jan 2017
Town Crest
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising... more
12 Jan 2017
Town Crest
Severe weather warnings of snow and ice have been issued... more
06 Jan 2017
Town Crest
This is a reminder that as usual, now that the Christmas... more
01 Jan 2017
Town Crest
The Annual New Year’s Day Boundary Walk will take place on... more
23 Dec 2016
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Saturday 24th December: Information Centre at  Guildhall... more
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Monday, 23 January 2017 - 10:00am
Come along to our new yoga and healthy eating sessions starting on Monday the 3rd of October. You ca... more
Monday, 23 January 2017 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Earthwatch - creating citizen scientists
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 2:30pm
Earthwatch: “creating citizen scientists”. Earthwatch engages people worldwide in scientific field r... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the... more
Books
Wednesday, 25th January1:00pm-3:00pm
If you like reading, come along to a relaxing space at St Ethelwold’s House on Wednesday afternoons... more
Books
Wednesday, 25th January1:00pm-3:00pm
If you like reading, come along to a relaxing space at St Ethelwold’s House on Wednesday afternoons... more
Blue tits are familiar and welcome visitors to garden birdfeeders.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 7:30pm
An illustrated talk by Professor Mark Fellows, People and Wildlife Research Group, University of Rea... more
From Wednesday, 25th January to Saturday, 28th January7:30pm-7:30pm
Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Do... more
Thursday, 26th January10:00am-1:00pm
Do Gadgets mystify you? Confused by all the settings and Jargon? Are they just gathering dust at hom... more
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Friday, 24th February7:00pm-11:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Alice Badcock, is organising a Charity Race Night at Edward Br... more
Town flag
Friday, 7 April 2017 - 7:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon's programme of events for the year includes hosting a Spring Ball at Frilford... more
The stage
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 11:00am
A day of fun, entertainment and live music for all the family to enjoy. No ticket is needed during t... more
Dancing to the music in Abingdon
Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Music in the Park is a special part of town life now. Wristbands at a reasonable price will be avail... more
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Archaeologists
Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 7:00pm
This month's speaker is Roger Thomas (Historic England) on "Building the Future, Transforming Our Pa... more
Patchwork workshop event hand piecing blocks February 2017
Friday, 10th February10:30am-1:00pm
Hand Piecing Heart Blocks Patchwork workshop for Adults. Friday February 10th 10.30a.m -1.0 p.m. Cha... more
Childrens drop-in textile workshop February free
Wednesday, 15th February11:00am-3:00pm
Childrens drop-in textile workshop.  Wednesday 15th February 11.00 a.m- 3.00 p.m. Free! Make Easter... more
Textile workshop event March 2017
Friday, 17th March10:30am-1:00pm
Patching workshop - Hand Piecing Log Cabin Easter Hens. Friday March 17th. 10.30 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. Cha... more
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