“With less than four months to go to the 2011 Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show, planning is now well under way by the all-volunteer organising team.
Taking place on Sunday 8th May, at Abingdon airfield, Dalton Barracks, Oxfordshire, the event will once again be supporting the RAF Benson-based Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance, a Charitable Trust which relies wholly on public donations.
This, our 12th show, will follow the successful format of previous years, plenty to see both on the ground and in the air. Among the highlights of the three hour flying display will be The Tigers crack parachute display team, aerobatics by The Ospreys and the ever-popular Swift Glider Tem. Both UK and overseas military participation has been requested.
Flying display aircraft should be available for inspection on the ground during the day and the United States Army in Europe have once again pledged their support with their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.
A wide range of classic vehicles are expected including, cars – with up to 300 locally produced MGs, motorbikes, commercial and ex-military types and steam engines. For the younger visitors there will be a miniature railway and miniature double-decker bus offering rides throughout the day.
Other attractions for younger visitors will include the time-less classic Punch & Judy as well a wide selection of amusements and rides.
Live music will be provided by local rock musician Rick Chase and there will be other musical acts to maintain variety.
There will be a full range of on-site caterers (including the Wychwood Brewery travelling bar) and shopping opportunities will be available at a varied selection of Craft/Farmers Market and general trade stalls.
Admission costs have been kept at the 2010 level hopefully allowing as many people as possible to join us and enjoy a fantastic day at Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show 2011.
Advance tickets are available to order now from our website (www.abingdonfayre.com) and, as of 1st February, over the counter at the following locations:-
1. Abingdon Information Centre 2. Wantage Information Centre (Vale & Downlands Museum) 3. Princes Risborough Tourist Information Centre 4. Abingdon Warehouse (near Coxeters) 5. Didcot Information Centre
And selected local branches of Nationwide Banks.
A limited localised shuttle bus will run from locations around Abingdon town centre to the airfield, route(s) to be confirmed. This service, for a small fee, has been arranged in conjunction with Rural Carriages of Chilton, near Didcot.