Heritage Weekend has started in great style. The 1914 re-enactment stalls are entertaining the crowds on the Market Place and lots of people are coming into the Guildhall now for the Ruby’s Vintage Fair. War Horses on the High Street and sergeant majors shouting out drill orders to the new recruits off the front and certain they will be home by Christmas.Find out how to make a pewter toy or watch the Punch and Judy show; sing songs from the early twentieth century or learn how to clean a rifle.
As always on Heritage Weekend there are a variety of interesting properties open to the public. A great chance to see inside some of Abingdon’s heritage buildings.
When it all gets too much there’s a welcome cup of tea at the Vintage Tea Room in the Guildhall (today only), or make your way down to our all-year-round piece of vintage heaven on West St Helen Street and try the lovely homemade cakes at Rosie’s Tea Room.