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Platinum Jubilee displays


Jubilee displays are already out in some locations in Abingdon Town Centre. The upstairs display case in Abingdon Library has mementoes from the Coronation.

Above that are pictures of royal bun throwing in Abingdon, including several pictures from the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

An exhibition in Abingdon Museum looks back at the seven decades of the Queen’s reign with information about changes in Abingdon and the country during each decade. As part of the exhibition are cases with coronation souvenirs and buns.

Masons in Bath Street have a jubilee window display.

Acacia also has a jubilee window display.

Petition – Upper Reaches Hotel


The Friends of Abingdon Civic Society has started a petition to the Vale of White Horse District Council and Contemporary Hotels (who have a seventy year lease) to break the impasse over the Upper Reaches Hotel site. You can read it and, if you agree, sign it at https://chng.it/7dY88CbZwn

The petition calls on the Vale of White Horse District Council and Contemporary Hotels Ltd to resolve the current impasse and bring the site back into use.

There is more information at https://abingdoncivicsociety.org.uk/conservation/upper-reaches-hotel/.