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    Yoga at the Guildhall

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    Weekly yoga classes at the Guildhall

    Life's A Beach

    Life's A Beach

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    Millets Beach is open again this summer - FREE to use and fully undercover this year.

    Millets Maize Maze

    Millets Maize Maze

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    Join our friendly maize Giant on his adventures around our 'Maze Trap' themed Maize Mazes, The 2014 Maze Theme is Food and Farming.

    Summer Family Fun at Harcourt Arboretum

    Summer Family Fun at Harcourt Arboretum

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    Lots of activities at Harcourt Arboretum throughout the summer holidays

    Abingdon Walk

    Abingdon Walk

    24/07/2014

    Residents or visitors are welcome on a walk which could take in the Thames Path or go to interesting parts of the town or local villages. These walks are in the Ramblers classification of 'moderate'.

    Ramblers Local Walk

    Ramblers Local Walk

    24/07/2014

    A medium walk at a moderate pace

    Make a Japanese Folded Box - Day School

    Make a Japanese Folded Box - Day School

    25/07/2014

    Enjoy a day hand stitching this small box in the convivial atmosphere of Denman College.

    Stained Glass - A Beginners First Small Panel (Day School)

    Stained Glass - A Beginners First Small Panel (Day School)

    25/07/2014

    Make your own beautiful genuine stained glass small hanging panel or window and learn the art of traditional stained glass work.

    Discover and Play

    Discover and Play

    25/07/2014

    Forest School for pre-school children at the Earth Trust Centre

    Christian Meditation

    Christian Meditation

    25/07/2014

    World community of Christian meditation - this is open to anyone though part of the Christian tradition.

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  • Meet the Tutors at Denman: Sue Pearl

    Sue Pearl is a felt maker and has been teaching felt making in the UK since 1998....

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    Utopia Beauty Salon scoops top business award

    Utopia Beauty Salon & Beautique, based in Abingdon, has won a SOUTH REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS GOLD trophy in the Scoot Headline Awards - the national campaign to find Britain’s most successful businesses.

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    10 things to do with the children in Abingdon during the 2014 summer holidays

    The summer holidays are very nearly upon us, and that feeling of fear is creeping up on hundreds of parents – how do I keep the children amused for the next 6 weeks?

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    An ‘upping’ of Oxfordshire’s swan population finished in Abingdon yesterday.

    The annual census has been carried out each year since the 12th century, when the Royal Family claimed ownership of the birds – then considered a delicacy at banquets.

    In the swan upping ceremony, the Queen’s swan marker and crew, use six rowing skiffs in a five-day journey up-river, stopping to weigh cygnets and give swans health checks.

     

    Thanks to The Abingdon Herald for this article.


    21-07-2014 09:54:50

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    EVERYBODY in Abingdon is invited to help read out the names of the 1,300 men from the town who went to fight in the First World War in a ceremony on August 4.

    The reading of the Roll of Service will be held at St Helen’s Church from 7.30pm and will take about three hours.

    It will be followed by a candlelight vigil at the Abingdon Cenotaph from 10pm until 11pm when the Last Post will be sounded.

    Abingdon town councillor Mike Badcock, who is leading the ceremony, is calling on town residents to read the names of their relatives.

    The date will mark 100 years exactly since the day Britain declared war on Germany, beginning what was known as The Great War.

    The Abingdon Roll of Service to be read out was produced by and published in the predecessor of the Oxford Mail’s sister paper, the Abingdon Herald – the North Berks Herald.

    Mr Badcock said: “This will be a respectful, simple commemoration of all those who served their town and country, with the people of the town playing the major part.

    “We want the people of Abingdon to lead this.”

    Where possible, Mr Badcock said he would like names read out by the families of those who served, such as great, great-grandchildren.

    But he said he would also like people whose occupations have been represented – postmen, carpenters, solicitors, shopkeepers and brewery workers.

    Mr Badcock is also looking for members of local clubs and youth groups whose members served, such as Abingdon Town Football Club.

    Names will be read in batches of 25, started by Abingdon Mayor Angela Lawrence.

    Ms Lawrence said: “This is an opportunity to commemorate something awful that happened, to show our respect for all those people involved in whatever way.

    “They did what they did to leave a better place for future generations – for us – and this is our time to respect that.”

    Although the roll of service lists just men in the armed forces, Ms Lawrence said the ceremony also provided a chance to remember the women who served their country.

    She said: “The nurses on the front line had a terrible time. It was a really awful life.

    “We have the same debt to those who put themselves through an awful time to support those on the front.”

    The Mayor will begin the ceremony by reading out the first verse of Rupert Brooke’s poem The Soldier.

    s Anyone who would like to be involved should email enquiries@ abingdon.gov.uk for details of the list and who appears on it.

     

    Thanks to The Abingdon Herald for this article.


    17-07-2014 16:30:01

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    Thanks to Tony and Steve who sent  pictures of different boats grounded opposite Wilsham road.

    Tony says “Walkers watched as a young man jumped into the Thames and tugged on a rope, trying to pull his boat free after it had beached (on the wrong side of the green buoys) opposite the Ferry Boat House on Wilsham Road. His efforts were in vain.

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    A friendly boat tried to tug the boat free and failed.

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    Some other Good Samaritans clearly knew a thing or two about boats, and tried a different tactic. They pulled the stranded boat’s nose round at right angles to the bank, and she was free! …. and able to resume her journey – on the correct side of the channel this time.”

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    Back in June, Steve sent in a picture of “a cabin cruiser stuck fast on the sand bank opposite Wilsham Road with another just about to tow it off.”

     

     

     

    Thanks to Abingdon Blog for this article.

     


    17-07-2014 16:23:09

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