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The Abingdon Science Festival is only a week away. There is a display in the Community Shop Window
There is also a blackboard outside Mostly Books.
The event is called ATOM! and there are various events:
Converscience on Thursday 20th March at St Helen and St Katherine School. Robin Ince – commedian and host of R4s infinite monkey cage will host a light hearted science discussion.
Schools Science Fair in the Guildhall on 21st am.
A science “Hiring Fair” at the Guildhall on 21st in the evening.
Talk by Jim Al Khali from Radio 4 on quantum biology the evening of 21st in the Amey Theatre, Abingdon School.
Visualise : Magic and illusion family science show in Guildhall 22nd (several performances).
Science Market and science buskers all day in Market Square on 22nd.
It could be the first and only science festival in the world to have its own beer with Loose Cannon brewing ATOM!
More details on www.oxscifest.com/atom.
March 13, 2014
Ruby’s Vintage & Retro Fair was back at the Guildhall yesterday.
There was a lady doing retro hair styling. There was also lots of retro clothes for the ladies, fewer for the men – most that had stood the test of time.
Old schoolroom posters were on sale. The attraction of retro fairs is that we can see and buy objects that remind us of younger days, whether that be the 50s, 60s, 70s, or 80s.
The retro fair will be back twice more in 2014.
February 23, 2014
The Narrows opened during the second day of the Fair and looked to be doing a roaring trade.
However some things never change in Abingdon. There was Bell Ringing Practice on Tuesday evening at St Nics. At times they were edging it against the pumping volume of the Fairground.
Down West St Helen Street there was Pudding Night at Rosie’s Tea Room. On the menu was: poached pear with chocolate sauce, treacle tart with clotted cream, Eve’s pudding with custard – they were not tempted by candy floss or toffee apples just up the road.
And after a poor start to the season, and what seems to have been a radical change of players to cut costs, Abingdon United got their first league win, a half mile from the fair.
Thanks to Rob for sending some pictures of the Fair which has had two good days this year, and has drawn big crowds.
There were no live gold fish prizes to be won this year, but plenty of cuddly toys.
Easily the most popular creature in 2013 were Minions.
October 9, 2013
It is tradition for Abingdon people to walk the mile long street Fair, during the Sunday set up.
As usual, the Farr family stationed their Toffee Apples and Candy Floss stall near the top of West St Helen Street.
Mr Farr, aged 94, has only recently stopped working, but he still likes to come along to Abingdon Michaelmas Fair with his family. He first came to Abingdon with the Fair 94 years ago, when he slept as a baby, where his Father ran a throwing stall on the Market Place. He has been here with the Fair every year since – apart from the war years.
October 6, 2013