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    Lots of activities at Harcourt Arboretum throughout the summer holidays

    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.

    Make a Japanese Folded Box - Day School

    Make a Japanese Folded Box - Day School

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    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)

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    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

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

    Christian Meditation

    Christian Meditation

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

    Back To The 80's and Dinner at Cockadoo

    Back To The 80's and Dinner at Cockadoo

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    Back To The 80's are the ultimate tribute to the decade of big hair, shoulder pads and Live Aid.

    Comedy Club Fridays

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    Edinburgh Preview Night - two shows for the price of one!

    See Steam Roller at The Nags Head

    See Steam Roller at The Nags Head

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    Legendary Oxford Blues/Rock trio. High energy guitar driven Blues/Rock in the classic tradition.

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

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    Masons are celebrating 75 years as a family run business in Abingdon this year. The family bought the shop at 39 Stert Street in 1939 and initially sold children’s clothes, hosiery, and knitting wool.

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    That was joined by the shops at 20 Bath Street

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    and 22 Bath Street in about 1961.

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    The above adverts from the Abingdon Directory in 1960 and 1973 show that they have always been a shop you will enjoy visiting.

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    Masons now specialise in knitting wool and upholstery at 39 Stert Street, Fabrics and Haberdashery at 20 Bath Street, and crafts at 22 Bath Street. They also have a fourth shop window on the world wide web.

     

     

    Thanks to Abingdon Blog for this article.


    24-07-2014 16:48:19

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    TENNIS in Abingdon is set for a volley of investment.

    Abingdon Lawn Tennis Club (ALTC) is planning to build four new adult courts, one mini tennis court and two paddle courts.

    The tennis club, at Southern Town Park in Lambrick Way, has 250 members and hopes to bring in more junior and amateur players.

    At £40,000 each, the six new courts will cost in the region of £240,000, which the club currently does not have.

    Secretary Alex Wingent said it hopes to bid for funding from Sport England.

    He said: “At the moment we are breaking out membership record every year, and we certainly get congested at times.

    “But, at the moment, we only have enough money to build one new court.”

    When the club moved to Southern Town Park in the 80s, it planned to build eight hard and two grass courts, but lack of funds led to this being reduced to six courts and a scaled-down clubhouse. But in the last ten years the club has raised £140,000 to extend its clubhouse and resurgance courts.

    It has also developed coaching programs for beginners and supervised play sessions for juniors on Saturdays, and has seen a 50 per cent growth in members in the past three years.

    Club president Jim Eastwood said: “Our next ten-year plan looks to extend our facilities and activities, and the new planning application is a blueprint of the facilities we would like to get.

    Mini-tennis courts will extend court capabilities for juniors, paddle tennis will extend racket sport to a wider class of participant.

    “Further tennis courts to allow social play and coaching at weekends, in parallel with the matches played by the ALTC teams.

    “We are also developing our links with the White Horse Tennis and Leisure Centre to grow team play for juniors.”

    The lawn tennis club already runs the Abingdon Junior Open in August, which attracts about 150 entrants each year.

    Vale of White Horse District Council is currently reviewing the leases of the sports clubs at Lambrick Way, with the aim of helping them in get access to grants from organisations such as Sport England.

    The Vale is also planning to expand the tennis and leisure centre car park on Audlett Drive by 100 places.

     

    Thanks to The Abingdon Herald for this article.


    24-07-2014 16:39:10

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    One of the big differences between Independent Schools and State Schools is the amount of money that the Independents can invest in their schools.

    Abingdon School are currently building a Science Centre – thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, parents, and former pupils, and the leadership of their Head and governors.

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    Work has begun.

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    Nearby at St Helen and St Katherine – another Independent School in Abingdon, the new Science Centre should be up and ready after the summer holidays.

     

    Thanks to Abingdon Blog for this article.


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