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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
Photography Competition
Abingdon Camera Club is once again running its popular photography competition open to all. It is divided into two... 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

Latest News

13 Sep 2014
Stalls of vintage loveliness at Ruby's Fair in the Guildhall
Heritage Weekend has started in great style. The 1914 re-... more
12 Sep 2014
Signal School - one of the many events available to view throughout the day
Abingdon is ready for its very first WW1 family activity... more
10 Sep 2014
The Union Flag on the bridge
Residents and businesses alike have told the Town Council... more
06 Sep 2014
Dragon Boats will be competing up and down the river... more
04 Aug 2014
Reading of the roll at sunset in St Helen's Church
Abingdon-on-Thames is participating in the nation-wide... more
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Photography Competition
From Tuesday, 1st July to Saturday, 20th September12:00am-2:30pm
Abingdon Camera Club is once again running its popular photography competition open to all. It is di... more
What Quakers do in a War: Exhibition
From Monday, 15th September to Thursday, 18th September10:00am-4:00pm
WHAT DO QUAKERS DO IN A WAR? Members of the Friends Ambulance Unit and Friends Relief Service worked... more
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 7:30pm
ABINGDON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Is pleased to present an interesting talk by JOHN NEGUS ' Undercover... more
War sacrifices Youth
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 8:00pm
In this meeting organised by Abingdon Peace Group, we will hear stories about the bravery of men who... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 9:30am
Rhymetime for babies and children under 5 9.30-10.00 and 11.00-11.30
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 12:30pm
3rd September: 'St Edmund of Abingdon - a new look' by Manfred Brod, local historian. 10th September... more
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 2:00pm
The aim of ADFAS is to encourage interest and appreciation of the arts, primarily through a programm... more
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 7:30pm
This inspiring documentary kicks off our Autumn series of Carbon Cutters meetings. It chronicles the... more
Wednesday, 17th September7:45pm-10:00pm
The society's AGM will be followed by 'Impressions of Argentan on Bastille Day', an account of  the... more
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The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 26th September7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 31st October7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 28th November7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 26th December7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
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