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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 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

05 Jul 2019
Abingdon Flood Defences - Proposals for Temporary Flood... more
01 Jul 2019
Just a reminder that during hot weather it is important to... more
21 Jun 2019
Britain’s newest Pride comes to Britain’s oldest town on... more
14 Jun 2019
Please note, now that the fishing season is nearly here,... more
31 May 2019
With 1 day to go it’s time to get excited about this year’s... more
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From Wednesday, 17th July to Saturday, 20th July7:30pm-7:30pm
Prospective marriage and misunderstandings this amusing play by Dion Boucicault has tickets on sale... more
Wednesday 19:30 Yoga Class Northcourt Centre
From Wednesday, 17th July to Wednesday, 12th August7:30pm-11:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
From Thursday, 18th July to Sunday, 21st July9:00am-12:00pm
We are really excited for the launch of The Lion King this month!  With showings from the first day... more
Thursday, 18th July9:30am-11:30am
Join us on the third Thursday of every month to get to grips with getting - and staying safe - onlin... more
Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council has organised a meeting with the Environment Agency [EA] at which th... more
Parkinson’s Disease And Dopamine:  Affecting Motivation, Movement And Memory
Thursday, 18th July7:15pm-9:15pm
Parkinson’s disease is a common brain disorder which affects about 1 in 350 adults in the UK. When a... more
Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 19th July8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
Film, Fizz and Food Festival
From Friday, 19th July to Sunday, 21st July5:00pm-6:30pm
Prosecco in the Park - Abingdon Date: July 19 - 21 2019 Location: Rye Farm Meadow, Maud Hales Bridge... more
Friday, 19 July 2019 - 5:00pm
Swan Upping as a traditional event on the Thames goes back hundreds of years. This is census of the... more
John Coghlan's Quo - Status Quo's legendary drummer & his band
Friday, 19 July 2019 - 7:30pm
The living musical legend that is John Coghlan is bringing his band to The Northcourt in a show jam... more
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Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council has organised a meeting with the Environment Agency [EA] at which th... more
From Wednesday, 24th July to Sunday, 25th August10:00am-3:00pm
  Roysse Court, Guildhall, OX14 3HU. Opposite the Registry Office.9.30 am to 3.00 pm. Abingdon-on-Th... more
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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Friday, 19 July 2019 - 5:00pm
Swan Upping as a traditional event on the Thames goes back hundreds of years. This is census of the... more
Saturday, 27 July 2019 - 10:00am
A sociable morning with books to browse through and buy, fresh cakes, tea and coffee in the notable... more
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 9:45am
A morning sale of home-made cakes and biscuits as a fundraiser for one of the town's local Scout tro... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local gude dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter p... 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
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, 20th July10:30am-4:00pm
Join Abingdon Museum and AAAHS for a day of archaeological discoveries! Programme: Display & Obj... more
Wednesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Thursday, 8th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Thursday, 22nd August10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Wednesday, 28th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 7:00pm
Alan Copeland gave a fascinating talk on the Chilterns a short while back and this is part two.of hi... more
Saturday, 14th September10:30am-3:30pm
Abingdon Science Partnership - 'Particle Detectives' We did this event in May and it was a raging su... 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
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