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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
Lots of people drinking coffee and sitting at cafe tables in the sunshine with market stalls in the background
Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still proudly upholds the tradition of the Market Place as a focus of civic,... MORE
Climbing Wall at Fun in the Park
Fun in the Park 2015 is going to be a fantastic family fun day with climbing wall, soft play area for little ones,... MORE

Latest News

22 Jan 2015
Grand Civic Dinner
Tickets for the Mayor’s Civic Dinner on Friday 13th... more
05 Jan 2015
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is hosting two exhibitions... more
24 Dec 2014
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council will be open as follows... more
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
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Pilates class
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 10:30am
Regular walks from Abingdon Leisure Centre. We have regular walks on Wednesday mornings starting and... more
Lunch club poster repeats information in event details
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 12:30pm
Two course meal for £5.50 followed by tea and coffee. Everyone welcome. Please call 01235 522591 or... more
St Ethelwold's House
Wednesday, 28th January2:00pm-4:00pm
Come and join the STITCH & SEW group at St Ethelwolds House, 30 East Saint Helen Street Cost £5.... more
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Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 7:45pm
Come and watch an entertaining and varied programme of new and classic films in a friendly atmospher... more
Pilates class
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Star Walk with the Earth Trust
Friday, 30th January6:00pm-8:00pm
Join us for a starlit countryside walk with Dr Russell Layberry from ECI Oxford University. Don’t fo... more
Friday, 30th January6:00pm-7:15pm
Choir Open Evening Do you enjoy singing?  Do you have a child who enjoys singing? Come along and see... more
Your are invited to the first Abingdon Community Wassail, Join the Festival!
Saturday, 31st January2:30pm-4:30pm
Christmas is over so now its time to Wassail!! The first Abingdon Community Wassail will take place... more
Sunday, 1st February3:00pm-4:00pm
The first Abbey Chamber Concert in 2015 features two wonderful string quartets by Beethoven (his Op... more
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Climbing Wall at Fun in the Park
Saturday, 6th June11:00am-3:00pm
Fun in the Park 2015 is going to be a fantastic family fun day with climbing wall, soft play area fo... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
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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