New Commemorative Benches at Abingdon Guildhall + announcement of Annual Parish Meeting

March 4, 2019

The front view of the Guildhall no longer has the silhouettes of servicemen from WWI. Instead there are two commemorative benches.
One bench shows scenes from WWII with the years 1939 – 1945 and a dove of peace.
The other bench shows scenes from WWI with the reminder Lest we forget and the years 1918 – 2018.

The annual parish meeting will be on Tuesday 12th March at 7 pm in the Roysse Room in the Guildhall. This is when the Town Council reports back on their work and achievements during the last year.

The annual parish meeting is also the opportunity for anybody living in Abingdon to ask questions of the Town Council. For more detail see the agenda at Annual Parish Meeting.

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6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Julian Annells  |  March 5, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I saw these yesterday afternoon, as I was sat in traffic for at least 15 minutes in the same spot!
    I couldn’t see all of the detail but enough that I could tell they were commemorative benches. A lovely idea, well done Abingdon Council, for once they have come up with a good idea.

  • 2. ColinB  |  March 5, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Throughout Oxford as well. I must have walked past the bench next to St Giles Monument Oxford without seeing it, sat down on it one afternoon…looked at the detail .

  • 3. Steve  |  March 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

    That is beautiful, well done whoever commissioned these benches, they’re a lovely tribute.

  • 4. ppjs  |  March 5, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    The splashes of colour are really clever. Excellent!

  • 5. Patricia  |  March 5, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Well done whoever thought of this, and commissioned them. Who is the artist?

  • 6. ppjs  |  March 5, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I think it may be David Ogilvie engineering

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