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John Mason School wreath laying for Abingdon soldiers

Abingdon commemorates
As part of their French course work at John Mason School, a party of students are on a three day visit to the Dunkirk and Boulogne areas of Northern France.
Abingdon commemorates
Their first stop was to visit the Operation Dynamo museum. They then made pilgrimage to the Commemorative Memorial by the beach.

During their course work it became evident six soldiers from Abingdon died during the operation to evacuate 330,000 troops from the beach head in May and June 1940.
Abingdon commemorates
At the memorial their teacher gave a brief description of each of the six soldiers after which two of the students, Megan and Chloe, laid a wreath and six named crosses on behalf of the teachers,staff and students of John Mason School.

Thankyou to Steve for this report.

5 Comments July 17, 2019

South Abingdon Fun day

South Abingdon Fun day
South Abingdon Fun day was not scorching hot like last year. The zorbing, giant bubble wands and go karts all returned, but there were no cases of sunburn.
South Abingdon Fun day
I helped a little on the Thameside Primary School and Nursery stall where we potted seeds, coloured pictures, and tinkered with tools on the tinkering table. We were promoting Thameside Nursery which has both 15 and 30 hour places available for September .
South Abingdon Fun day
Refreshments were provide by Inspiring Minds who run lots of courses and activities in South Abingdon
South Abingdon Fun day
The Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper sponsor Saturdads at Preston Road Community Centre. ‘Designed for Dads, Uncles, Grandads or any other Male carer aged 18 and above with Children aged 4 years old to 11 years old. ‘
South Abingdon Fun day
There were lots of other cutting edge activities at the Fun Day, which ran from 11-3. On the Kick Start stall you could cut small circles of wood and then decorate them. Kick Start run a club for 6-11 year olds.
South Abingdon Fun day
At the first aid tent children could try out CPR on both the child and the baby dummies.

The South Abingdon Fun Day is organised by the Oxfordshire Play Association. They also run Saturdads.

1 Comment July 14, 2019

South Abingdon Funday and Flood Meeting

South Abingdon Fun day
The 5th Annual South Abingdon Play & Activity Day will take place on Saturday 13th July 2019 from 11am until 3pm at Southern Town Park. Entrance and Activities are FREE to ensure an Inclusion for ALL. It is organised by the Oxfordshire Play Association, and they hold similar days at different locations in Oxfordshire, including one at Dalton Barracks on July 27th.
South Abingdon Fun day
Abingdon Town Council has organised a meeting with the Environment Agency (EA) at which the EA will update residents on their work in relation to Abingdon Flood Defences and their latest proposals for a temporary flood barrier. The meeting will take place in the Roysse Room at 7pm on Thursday 18th July 2019. The picture was taken in July 2007 at the bottom of Caldecott Road looking towards the Iron Bridge.

3 Comments July 11, 2019

Look ahead to Saturday

Look ahead to Saturday
The sign sitting on Park Road, ready for Abingdon School’s leavers ball, does show a degree of pessimism about the weather. (Thankyou to Iain for this.)
Look ahead to Saturday
Let us hope that the Annual Rugby Sevens tournament on Saturday from 11am is not hit by snow.
Look ahead to Saturday
and that the sun does shine on the Trinity Church Summer Fair.

The Local Excellence Market also happens on Saturday. This is a quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods on Abingdon Market Place. They are used to trading in all weathers: ice or sun.

Leave a Comment June 27, 2019

The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together
On Sunday at St Ethelwold’s House in Abingdon people came together for the Great Get Together.
The Great Get Together
It included a big bring and share lunch. Drinks were served from one table, salads and savouries from under a gazebo, and the puddings and cakes from St Ethelwold’s Hearth.
The Great Get Together
We all got a label to say who we are.
The Great Get Together
There was music throughout the afternoon.
The Great Get Together
The children were enjoying the clay modelling table. But as a few of them came from overseas and are being helped by Host Abingdon, here are two adults enjoying the clay modelling table.
The Great Get Together
The Great Get Together is a celebration of the fact that we have more in common than … , inspired by the murdered MP Jo Cox.

Leave a Comment June 25, 2019

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