Archives – October, 2015

Local Excellence Market and Halloween

Local Excellence Market
This morning on Abingdon Market Place there was a Local Excellence Market.
Local Excellence Market
This is a quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods in Abingdon Market Place. There were more craft stalls than ever before, and it looked one of the biggest local excellence markets I have seen.
Local Excellence Market
There was a Halloween Theme going on in shops and shop windows. At Sue Ryder, the staff and volunteers had dressed up in style.
Local Excellence Market
Mostly books was ghostly books for a day.
Local Excellence Market
Abingdon Library had bats, pumpkins, and monster books on display.

3 Comments October 31, 2015

Museum at Night

Museum at Night
There was a warm welcome for all at the 6pm-9pm Museum at Night event at Abingdon County Hall Museum.
Museum at Night
Members of the MG Car Club were there in numbers, parked on the nearby Market Place.
Museum at Night
Exhibits include an MG.

MGs cars were once made in Abingdon.
Museum at Night
There was also a performance by the Abingdon Town Oompah band led by Steve Rich.
Museum at Night
This was a tribute to Abingdon’s twin town Schongau, in Bavaria, who have an excellent brass band.

1 Comment October 31, 2015

Abingdon Town Centre is the first Business Improvement District in Oxfordshire

Business Improvement District
The result of the Abingdon BID proposal has been announced. 58% of the votes cast were in favour, with 73% of the rateable value of the votes cast. The proposal needed to receive 50% or more votes in favour, with more than 50% of the rateable value of the votes cast.
Business Improvement District
Pictured above are some of the leaders of the BID proposal.
Business Improvement District
The BID lasts for 5 years and with an income of £800,000 from businesses, and likely additional income from other sources, the work to make the BID a success begins here…

20 Comments October 30, 2015

Froctober is now into the final few dresses

Froctober
I have been following the Froctober Fashions at the Cancer Research UK shop.
Froctober
Their aim was to model 100 dresses and raise £1000 in 31 days. They have already modeled 100 dresses and raised £1033 with 2 days to go.

www.facebook.com/abingdonshop
www.justgiving.com/abingdonshop

2 Comments October 29, 2015

Opening at Night

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When I did my report on Abingdon Museum ‘Opening at Night’ back in May, there were complaints that people did not know. There is another one happening this Friday. Be Warned!
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It looks like we are at full moon again. Not a blue moon or super moon this time – more of a haloed moon with Halloween so near.
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Down by the River the Abingdon Chamber of Commerce Twitter Feed shows a sign saying ‘Riverside Cafe Opening Spring 2016 (corrected)’. The centre building will become the cafe, and the  boat chandlery will move to the smaller building on the right. Picnic tables will be added to the right of that.

26 Comments October 29, 2015

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