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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, the 250 year-old moment of Market Place mayhem which 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.

Helping young and old; reducing waste
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames announces the Mayoral charities for the year at the Annual Meeting. This year's... MORE
Main Fundraising Events
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames will be welcoming guests to the following events in the next few months; Friday 14th... MORE
Winter Weather - be prepared
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is hosting two exhibitions and advice evenings to help local residents be best prepared... MORE

Latest News

19 Dec 2014
Winter Weather - be prepared
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is hosting two exhibitions... more
08 Dec 2014
Christmas Inspiration at a genuine Crafts Market
This Saturday 13th December the Market Place at Abingdon-on... more
01 Dec 2014
The Guildhall is the setting for Christmas Carols this Friday evening
The Mayor's Christmas Carol Concert will bring the real... more
29 Nov 2014
Extravaganza Crowds watch the fireworks. Photograph by Lawrence Harman
Today is the day the Christmas LIghts are switched on, but... more
22 Nov 2014
Abingdon's own Local Excellence Market is back
The array of great food, drink, craft and community stalls... more
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Storytime every Saturday at Abingdon Library 14.00-15.30
Saturday, 20th December2:30pm-3:00pm
Stories and colouring for 3 to 8 years every Saturday in the Children's Library 14.30-15.00 parents... more
Monday, 22 December 2014 - 8:00pm
Beginners welcome, casual dress Come alone or bring a friend Contact Hilary 01235 528154
Pilates class
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 9:30am
Rhymetime for babies and children under 5 9.30-10.00 and 11.00-11.30
Pilates class
Friday, 26 December 2014 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
December's Comedy Club is on Saturday rather than the usual Friday slot
Saturday, 27th December7:30pm-11:00pm
Comedy Club is now sold out for the December 27th Club.
Pilates class
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 8:30pm
Strauss Gala  Strauss waltzes and polkas. Songs from Strauss and Lehar, including arias from ‘Die Fl... more
Pilates class
Friday, 2 January 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Discover and Play at the Earth Trust
Sunday, 4th January10:00am-2:00pm
Start the New Year with some play and discovery in our woodlands! Forest School offers children hand... more
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Winter  Weather & Flood Fairs
Thursday, 8th January5:30pm-8:00pm
Be Prepared!  Our Winter Weather Exhibitions will give you information from experts about protecting... more
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December's Comedy Club is on Saturday rather than the usual Friday slot
Saturday, 27th December7:30pm-11:00pm
Comedy Club is now sold out for the December 27th Club.
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Tile from Abingdon's medieval abbey
Saturday, 17th January10:30am-3:00pm
Learn the secrets of medieval clay tile and stained glass making. Using special techniques taught by... more
Photograph of Osman Aldworth in WW1 uniform, his cap badge and medals
From Wednesday, 18th February to Thursday, 19th February10:30am-3:00pm
Inspired by the great heroes of WW1, the diaries and postcards they wrote and the medals they earned... more
WW1 British mess tin and equipment - Abingdon Museum attic gallery
Friday, 27th February7:00pm-9:00pm
Back by popular demand, BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell brings his captivating talks on The Gre... more
Rick Stevens presenting a German Pickelhelm
Saturday, 28th February11:00am-3:00pm
Back by popular demand, Rick Stevens presents his fantastic collection of WW1 ordnance, from Thompso... more
The fully restored Monks' Map - on display in the Museum galleries
Wednesday, 18th March7:00pm-8:00pm
Painting Conservator Ruth Bubb gives her expert insight into conservation techniques with a particul... more
Experience a view of the partial eclipse from the iconic roof viewing platform
Friday, 20th March9:00am-11:00am
Join us on the museum roof between 9 am and 11am for an exclusive view of the partial eclipse of the... more
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