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Art, Culture & Heritage

There are a number of societies in Abingdon-on-Thames devoted to learning, discussion and practical experience of the arts and cultural matters, and also groups devoted to studying and interpreting our fascinating past.

If your club or society is not listed below and you think it ought to be please contact the Town Council at enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk to give us the details that should be on there.


Abingdon Abbey

Abbey Buildings Trust

administrator@friendsofabingdon.org.uk  for information on the significant remaining buildings of the medieval abbey

This is separate from the town's Civic Society which has information on town projects and membership at https://abingdoncivicsociety.org.uk

Abingdon Arts Society

info@theartssocietyabingdon.org.uk         

formerly ADFAS http://www.adfas.org.uk/  and part of the National Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.


Air and County Show one weekend in May

Abingdon Air & Country Show       

07769 689823  

http://www.abingdonfayre.com/  


Anglo-German Club.

Abingdon Anglo-German Club        

Mona Bradley through website or town's Info centre 

http://www.abingdonagc.wordpress.com

Meetings in English at Abbey Chapel, Chequer Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB


Artists

Abingdon Artists  have monthly meetings and Spring and Autumn exhibitions.

abingdonartists@gmail.com

www.abingdonartists.org.uk   

 


Breakaleg Productions Drama Group   

Mike Davies at Orchard House Guest House or please look at the Oxfordshire Drama Network information


Car Club

MG Car Club (Abingdon Works Centre)                            

secretary@mgabingdon.org.uk

www.mgabingdon.org.uk    

Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road, Abingdon, OX14 1AS 01235 555552 visitors welcome please check opening hours or book for a group
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Carbon Cutters

Abingdon Carbon Cutters   

Sally Reynolds/Cliff Marshall carbon.cutters@gmail.com

Telephone: 01235 533278

http://abingdoncarboncutters.org.uk/     


Chamber of Commerce  

For Christmas Extravaganza, Excellence Markets, Fairtrade promotions, Craft Fairs, monthly meetings and other Chamber events please contact events@abingdonchamber.co.uk                                     
http://www.abingdonchamber.co.uk/                  


Church in Abingdon/ATCC          

Ecumenical 'umbrella' website gives individual links, also on line town guide book      


Civic Society

membership@abingdoncivicsociety.org.uk

https://abingdoncivicsociety.org.uk
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Drayton Road Allotments

Drayton Road Allotment Association                                  

dracommittee@draytonroadallotments.org.uk    

http://www.draytonroadallotments.org.uk/


Family History Society

Berkshire Family History Society Vale of the White Horse Branch         

Mrs S. A. Matthews Vale@BerksFHS.org.uk           

http://www.berksfhs.org.uk/cms/Branch-Meetings-Events-Other-Services/Vale-of-the-White-Horse/

Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, OX14 1XP


Film Society

Abingdon College & District Film Societygood choice of  films October until March weekly on Thursday evenings  at Crabtree Place OX14 3GD

Geoff Bailey info@abfilms.org.uk   

http://www.abfilms.org.uk/           


Fitzharrys WI

Abingdon Fitzharrys Women's Institute.

President: Vivan Lowe 01235 532200

fitzharryswi@yahoo.co.uk

abingdonfitzharryswi.webs.com


Flower Club

Abingdon Flower Club         

Melissa Fletcher: email on magicavantegard1@aol.com            

http://www.bbando.org.uk/Clubs/abingdon.htm           

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS


Friends of Abingdon

Friends of Abingdon the town's civic voice is now two organisations 
See above for Civic Society separate from enquiries about the Abbey. The buildings have set opening hours each season from May to September

Abbey Buildings Trust 18, Thames Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HZ

http://www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk/    


Friends of Abbey Meadows Outdoor Pool (FOAMOP)           

Elizabeth Edgecombe emedgecomb@tiscali.co.uk           

http://www.abingdonoutdoorpool.org.uk/                 


Green Gym

Abingdon Green Gym          

Eleanor Dangerfield 07931 363465 abingdon.green.gym@googlemail.com   

http://www.abingdongreengym.org.uk/  

History Club

Radley History Club 

Christine Wootton chairman@radleyhistoryclub.org.uk 

http://www.radleyhistoryclub.org.uk/     


History Society                                                    

AAAHS (Abingdon and Area Archaeological and Historical Society)

Roger Thomas chair@aaahs.org.uk 

http://www.aaahs.org.uk/ 

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1NS


Horticultural Society.

Abingdon Horticultural Society   Autumn and Spring shows, talks, outings 

Angela Hughes email angela.hughes8@talktalk.net

http://www.abingdon-hort-soc.org.uk/    


Abingdon branch of HOST

www.hostuk.org

Local contact: Margaret Hancox: margaret@margarethancox.freeserve.co.uk


Lacemakers             

Abbey Meadows Lacemakers         

www.Abbeymeadowlacemakers.co.uk

Contact 
secretary@abbeymeadowlacemakers.co.uk
webmaster@abbeymeadowlacemakers.co.uk 

Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, OX14 5NR


Long Furlong Community Centre           

Ceri Green longfurlong.link@btinternet.com        

http://www.longfurlongcommunity.co.uk/

Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, OX14 1XP


Lions International

Abingdon Lions Club sec@abingdonlions.org

http://abingdonlions.org/

Conservative Club, 59 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AG


More in common

Abingdon More In Common Group

Email: abingdonmoreincommon@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/MoreinCommonAbingdon/


Morris Dancers

Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers       

Tony Legge tonylegge@btinternet.com     

http://www.abingdonmorris.org.uk/

Aaso Abingdon Mummers who do traditional mummers' plays in the weeks before Christmas


Morris Dancers

Mr Hemmings Traditional Morris Dancers                                   

bagman@mrhemmings.org.uk       

http://mrhemmings.org.uk/

National Morris Dance information gives information on other sides in the region such as Icknield Morris and also offers information on colours, customs and traditions throughout the country.


Museum Friends

Abingdon Museum Friends

Peter Hallowell peter.hallowell@btinternet.com  

http://www.abingdonmuseumfriends.org.uk/    

St Helens Church Centre, West St Helen Street, OX14 5BS

 


National Trust

Abingdon & District National Trust  Association   

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/the-abingdon-association

Ruth Wenberg ruthweinberg@waitrose.com  


Naturalists Society

Abingdon Naturalists Society          

enquiries@abnats.org.uk      

http://www.abnats.org.uk/            

Abingdon School, Park Road, OX14 1DE


Peace Group

Abingdon Peace Group        

Ms S. Reynolds sallyreynolds@btopenworld.com                        

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS

 


Plus Group

Abingdon Plus Group          

Kath Good drunkkath@yahoo.co.uk          

http://www.plusgroups.org.uk/plus/sa/abingdon/       

The Brewery Tap 40-42 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5BZ


Residents Plan

South Abingdon Residents Plan     

includes flood defence plans       

http://www.sarp.org.uk/                


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Abingdon                                         

http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.asp?ClubID=512        ...


Scottish County Dancing Club

Abingdon Scottish Country Dance Club    

Hilary Adams, hilaryadams47@gmail.com

http://abingdonscdc.wordpress.com/      

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS


Silver Group

Abingdon Silver Group        

Grant Audley-Miller audleymiller@tiscali.co.uk    

http://www.abingdonsilvergroup.org.uk/            

John Mason School, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1JB


Soroptimists

Soroptimist International    

Pauline Burren pb@paulineburren.co.uk


Abingdon Speakers Club

formerly the Ridgeway Speakers Club     

Penny Clover info@abingdon speakers.org.uk      

http://www.abingdon speakers.org.uk/    

The King's Head & Bell, 10 East St Helens St, OX14 5EA


St Ethelwold’s

St Ethelwold’s Fellowship                           

ethelwoldhouse@btinternet.com   

http://www.stethelwoldhouse.org.uk/     

30 East St Helen Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 5EB gardens open most days for quiet reflection


Town Twinning Society

Abingdon & District Twin Towns Society links with Argentan, Lucca, Schongau, St Nikklas         

Mr J. Smith secretary@adtts.eu      

http://www.abingdonandvaletwinning.org.uk/              


U3A Abingdon         

Anne Gould abingdonu3a@gmail.com      

http://u3asitec.org.uk/live/code/u3asite.php?site=68&page=0          

Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, OX14 5NR                                                       


Vesper Rotary Club

Abingdon Vesper Rotary Club        

community@abingdon-rotary.org.uk

http://www.abingdon-rotary.org.uk/       

Four Pillars Hotel, Marcham Road, Abingdon, OX14 1TZ
Events include June Abingdon Food and Drink Festival and September Dragon Boat Day


Women’s Institute

Abingdon Evening WI         

Justinia Wood  07977 001423 abingdoneveningwi@yahoo.co.uk        

http://www.abingdoneveningwi.wordpress.com/                      

Hadland Road Community Centre, Hadland Rd, Abingdon OX14 3YH                                         


Wilts & Berks Canal Trust           

Martin Buckland martin.buckland1@ntlworld.com         

http://www.wbct.org.uk/branches/abingdon                 


Abingdon Young Farmers                        

contact@abingdonyfc.org.uk          

 

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