THANKS FOR COMING!
More than 20,000 people celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign at events organised by the town council.
The town council decided to provide these events for free, given the increased costs of living and financial challenges faced by so many at this time.
The Platinum Jubilee Meadow Festival saw over 15,000 people enjoy a range of entertainments, including many of Abingdon’s clubs and societies, live music and performances
Bands included Superloose, Laima Bite, Captain Kuppa T and the Zeppelins, BMW, Doug Graves and the Sextons, Catgod, Beard of Destiny, Osprey and the OX4 All Stars, Darkgnoss, Daze, The Shapes, Warren James, Hope & Glory, Von Braun, Mighty Redox, Barracane, Dolly Mavies, Daisy Chain, Bryan and Jaci, Hogerswolf, Ben Heaney, Rodney Quakes, Rockade, Mila Todd and Means of Production.
A host of clubs and societies gave up their time to demonstrate their activities and – we hope – sign up new members.
Abingdon Carbon Cutters welcomed entomologist George McGavin, who led guided walks on Rye Farm Meadow.
We hosted the ATOM! science festival, which was a huge draw for young people.
The Friends of Abingdon conducted specially created guided walks around the town.
Punch and Judy entertained us, a face painter painted us and a balloon modeller modelled balloons for us.
The event went off without a hitch and everyone had the most amazing time.
Thank you for coming.
The Bun Throw
The week finished with Abingdon’s celebrated bun throw in the Market Place, which saw 7,000 people vying for a bun of their own in a carnival atmosphere. The crowd was entertained by the Abingdon Concert Band, Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers and the bells of St Nicolas’ Church
Thank you to everyone
The town council would like to thank all the staff, security team, volunteers and visitors to the event at Rye Farm Meadow and the Bun Throw for making the four days so much fun for everyone.
Platinum Jubilee Merchandise
still on sale at the Visitor Information Centre
Roysse Court, Bridge Street, Abingdon OX14 3HU
BESPOKE JUBILEE MERCHANDISE
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 01235 522642.
We are unfortunately unable to take card payments for merchandise at the information centre at present. If you wish to buy one of these collectible mugs, please ensure you bring cash until this is resolved. The museum shop is able to take card payments.