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


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 major royal occasions.

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

09 Sep 2019
Please see the below from the Vale of White Horse District... more
23 Aug 2019
Please see below from Citizens Advice:  Contact Citizens... more
20 Aug 2019
14 Aug 2019
Changes to the Town 41 Bus Service The Town Council... more
14 Aug 2019
Please see below that we have received from our local CAB... more
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From Friday, 13th September to Sunday, 15th September10:00am-4:00pm
One of the first gift fairs of the season is open Friday 13th to Sunday 15th 10 am to 4 pm. A full l... more
From Saturday, 14th September to Sunday, 22nd September10:00am-4:00pm
One of Abingdon’s little known treasures is a fascinating film made in August 1919 as the town welco... more
Sunday, 15th September10:30am-12:30pm
This Mass Unwrap is organised using guidance from the environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage,... more
Sunday, 15th September12:00pm-3:00pm
Abingdon Hockey Club will be hosting their annual Club Day on Sunday 15th September 2019.  The day i... more
Monday, 16th September7:30pm-8:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
Tuesday, 17th September9:30am-3:00pm
We are a friendly group who meet for lacemaking and the practice of other needlecrafts e.g. crochet,... more
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 7:00pm
How did a nation famous for its stiff upper lip manage to convey its grief, its love and its pride f... more
Tuesday, 17th September7:00pm-9:30pm
Abingdon Hockey Club training takes place every tuesday evening from 7pm - 9:30pm. The training is s... more
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 9:30am
An informal, friendly, international group which meets at St. Edmund’s Parish Centre, Oxford Rd, OX1... more
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 10:30am
Gems from Life from flies of elephants by Maggie Campbell Pedersen A richly illustrated lecture intr... more
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Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The tradition short service after the fair is in place is open to everyone, any denomination. Come a... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
Saturday, 30th November12:00pm-6:30pm
Santa's sleigh, lots of activities, Christmas lights switch on and there may be a firework display.... more
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From Wednesday, 25th September to Saturday, 28th September7:30pm-7:30pm
Tickets for Peter Shaffer's play Amadeus are available now £10 (concessions £8) from The Bookstore i... more
Saturday, 28th September9:00am-3:00pm
A date for the diary to come into the town centre to browse stalls with home made foods and crafts,... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local guide dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter... more
Evita the musical
From Tuesday, 22nd October to Saturday, 26th October7:30pm-7:30pm
In a run of excellent shows Evita will be popular and may sell out particularly towards the end of t... more
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:00am
At the start of the Poppy Appeal there will be a poppy themed event with cakes, interesting stalls a... more
Sunday, 22 December 2019 - 3:15pm
After an excellent launch of the Summer solstcie National Make Music Day have a look near the time a... more
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 9:30am
This traditional meet of MGs is for a short period on Boxing Day there may be more information here... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
This is a competitive trading day as personal develpment for people from local schools. Students wor... more
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Wednesday 1st May morning Abingdon Rotary Club will be marking May Day and welcoming the month. S... more
Sunday, 21 June 2020 - 11:00am
The succes of a Summer Solstice music event means that musicians and volunteer music lovers have joi... more
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Saturday, 21st September10:30am-3:30pm
Exhibitions,film screenings, walks, family events and the Parade are all set for the Abingdon Herita... more
Saturday, 28th September10:30am-3:30pm
In this one-day workshop you will be have the opportunity to draw prehistoric objects from the colle... more
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 7:00pm
The second in the programme this season is Liz Woolley an extremely good, popular speaker on The Com... more
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon Museum Friends has an annual quiz as part of town social life. 12th October is the date for... more
Friday, 15th November7:00pm-9:00pm
BBC RADIO Nottingham's History advisor Gareth Howell returns to recount the story of the road to WW2... more
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