Abingdon’s biggest Christmas card shop has opened

October 23, 2018

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All three servicemen have now been stationed at Roysse Court.

The noticeboard on the Market Place went a year or so ago, and the one at Roysse Court has also gone, while the silhouettes are on display.Abingdon Marathon 2018
In St Nicolas Church are further reminders of the Great War. Abingdon Musuem has a display of Great War propaganda, and there is a spill over of posters in the church. One reads, “Turn your silver into bullets“. Not a sentiment usually to be found in church where you are more likely to hear from Isaiah, “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.”
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Also at Nicolas Church, Cards for Good Causes: Abingdon’s biggest Christmas card shop, has opened.

Monica Lovatt, currently Chair of the Vale of White Horse District Council, was visiting the card sale, and is holding up a card from a charity for which she does a lot of work – SSAFA.

At this time of year we could also be expected to see the Abingdon Artists Exhibition in St Nic’s Church. The exhibition is on this week, 23 – 27 October 2018, but like last year has moved to Christchurch Barn, Northcourt, Abingdon.

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  • 1. Hester  |  October 24, 2018 at 8:51 am

    It is very unfortunate that there are currently no Town Council – run Community noticeboards operating – as Backstreeter says two have disappeared and the one at the Bath Street/Stratton Way junction doesn’t seem to be being used. I am trying t find out what the TC’s plans are – noticeboards remain an important means of advertising events to those who don’t rely on electronic communications.
    In the meantime, posters for events can be seen at various community-minded locations such as the Library, Community FreeSpace, Mostly Books and several other shows and cafes; also at Community Centres and shopping centres outside the town centre.

  • 2. Anne  |  October 24, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I was told yesterday at the Town Council office – with posters in my hand that I was hoping to have put up – that there were currently no Boards and there was no budget for their replacement. Who do we lobby to get the (small) budget allocated for the replacement of the Boards which are so important in publicising events which are happening in the community?
    There also seems to be an issue as to who puts posters up on the Bath Street/Stratton Way Board which is, I assume, why it seems not to be used, as Hester notes.

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