Fun in The Park 2014

June 7, 2014

Fun in The Park 2014
The weather forecast had predicted thunder and heavy rain during Fun in the Park – organised by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council (Councillor Alice Badcock centre took on a lot of the organisation this year.) There was a downpour at the outset but very soon it cleared and there was sunshine in the afternoon. Many community groups took part in this annual event with stalls, sports demos, and performances on the stage.

Here are just a few …
Fun in The Park 2014
One of the first acts on were Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris. The bagman thanked me for the interesting piece I’d done on Old Abbey House possibly being sold to a Pub Chain. As often happens I get the credit for a story that was in the Herald.
Fun in The Park 2014
Yeah Baby were promoting their Market Place event on July 5th. There was a chance to make bunting on their stall, and they will be visiting 4 schools to make more bunting to decorate the big day.
Fun in The Park 2014
Lesley Legge had a go on the Newbury Building Society Buzzer game. The building society are encouraging children to start saving, and have an outreach team that teach school children all about saving.
Fun in The Park 2014
Abingdon County hall Museum were getting children to design and make badges.
Fun in The Park 2014
The Mayor, Angela Lawrence, had a go on the Green Gym Treasure Map and stuck her pin in Radley Lakes.
Fun in The Park 2014
The Church in Abingdon provided the Ingredients and the Carbon Cutters provided the pedal power as these two stalls collaborated on making smoothies.
Fun in The Park 2014
Finally, I was very interested when I was told that there was a Water into Wine stall but discovered a Water or Wine stall. Every fifth bottle had wine.

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5 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Angela  |  June 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    And not forgetting the maggot racing. Not something I will forget in a hurry, but full marks for originality

  • 2. Iain  |  June 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Well done Alice and team – really good evening tonight. Particularly enjoyed the rendition of you’ll never walk alone, sad old scouser that I am :)

  • 3. Brenda  |  June 8, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Loved singing in the afternoon with Abingdon Afternoon Ladies Choir.Special thanks to Mary Wade our wonderful conductor and tutor who keeps us on track, to Rob the best accompanist ever,and to lovely Helen for conducting us in Party in the Park. What an amazing day despite the downpour in the morning.

  • 4. Harriet Turner  |  June 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Thankyou Alistair for highlighting our Yeah Baby event once again! See you on the 5th July. Great day yesterday x

  • 5. rudi  |  June 8, 2014 at 11:35 am

    horrendous morning weather so lucky that by the afternoon it turned lovely – I was at a previous jubilee event in the same place where it bucketed it down all evening.

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