Abingdon Heritage Open Day 2017

September 9, 2017

Heritage Open Day
As part of Heritage Open Day it was good to see cars made in Abingdon – still going strong although the MG factory closed in 1980. They don’t make them like that anymore. Bob Frampton, in the picture, is writing a book on MGs called Made in Abingdon.
Heritage Open Day
At 11 am the Town Crier, Tony Legge, announced the Mayor of Ock Street Mr Harry Knight who opened the day with a short speech.Heritage Open Day
Harry then led out the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers to perform some traditional Abingdon dances.
Heritage Open Day
The main feature of the day was the fifteen open properties. Here at St Ethelwolds House is Richard who gave two talks about the history of the house.
Heritage Open Day
Christ’s Hospital Hall was very busy with lots of visitors throughout the day. They had an exhibition about the wharf and St Helen’s Mill in times gone by.
Heritage Open Day
The Mayor of Abingdon, Councillor Jan Morter, also went round some of the open properties, and received a new picture ‘Made in Abingdon’ produced for this event – sponsored by West Waddy ADP.

The Mayor’s Civic Service is at St Helen’s Church this Sunday at 10:30. You are all invited.
Heritage Open Day
Ride and Stride was also happening with over 500 churches and chapels open in Oxfordshire including St Helen’s Church. This annual event always coincides with Heritage Open day, during the 2nd weekend of September, and ensures the churches are open for two good reasons.

More pictures on the Abingdon Blog Facebook Album.

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  • 1. Stefan Jansson  |  September 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Nice photos from the day. I was out covering a bike race and totally forgot about this.

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