Local Excellence Market

September 30, 2017

Local Excellence Market
The Local Excellence Market was on in Abingdon this morning. The Town Crier was there to announce what else was happening in town – possibly the flower festival at St Michael’s Church, and the Dunmore Pre-School 50th anniversary. I was too high up to hear.
Local Excellence Market
The trees are turning a deeper shade of amber as September draws to a close.
Local Excellence Market
I saw the first adverts for the Christmas Extravaganza. After S Club 3 last year, The Honeyz will be performing this year. For the first time, brochures will go to every house in Abingdon.
Local Excellence Market
Enjoying the views from the County Hall roof was a lady from Australia. After three days at the Crown and Thistle recovering from the flight over, she will be going to Wales and then Scotland. She stopped here because Abingdon is England’s oldest continually inhabited town and she like it here, and the people.
Local Excellence Market
She had bought a T towel of a fox from Claire Cross’s stall and was raving about Claire’s pictures.
Local Excellence Market
When I passed by a few minute later Claire said that she still had a couple of fox T towels but no more donkeys – apart from the display copy.

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4 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Hester  |  September 30, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Good to see lots of stalls there today – old favourites and new ones. There will be an opportunity to buy more craft goodies at the Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair in the Abbey Buildings 3-5 November. It will be a bit later than usual and a new format – smaller but focusing on real crafts rather than mass-produced. And proceeds will go to the Friends of Abingdon to look after the Abbey Buildings, rather than to a commercial organiser.

  • 2. Annabel  |  September 30, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I’m feeling old. I looked up the Honeyz but am none the wiser.

  • 3. Kelly Simpson  |  September 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Enjoyed the market – good variety of stalls. Looking forward to the Extravaganza – has been really good since moving to a Saturday.

  • 4. rudi  |  October 1, 2017 at 9:07 am

    never mind the honeyz, i bought some local honey – very nice too.

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