Thanks to our Health Walks correspondent for pictures of an event earlier this week. The Mayor attended and said some words to thank Viv Boorman (in hi viz jacket and sun glasses) for her 10 years of tireless service in organising the health walks.
Over 50 of the group attended the picnic. A good time was had by all.
Flags have been posted all around the town centre.
Unlike 2012 there is no obvious reason for such an exuberant celebration. But Spring has finally sprung. Maybe that is enough.
The difference from the flags used in 2012 is that there are many green Abingdon flags among the Union Jacks. So it could be another way to promote the town.
There will also be a rerun of Music in the Park. Like 2012, the jubilee year, armbands can be purchased for £5 for adults and £2 for 5-17 year old. Under 5s go free.
On the bill are: Prisoners of Katrina, Green Onions (Blues Brothers Tribute Band) and Abingdon Town Band performing the Proms with a grand firework finale. There will also be two individual artists – Michael Buble/Bruno Mars tribute act and Elkie who will be covering popular songs.
If you want to be there, don’t be disappointed, get one sooner rather than later.
The St George Flag flew above the County Hall in Abingdon.
The Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers went first to the Kings Head and Bell …
then they paraded to the Punchbowl,
where St George & the Dragon was the guest beer,
to perform Morris Dancing on St George’s Day.
If you didn’t see it on BBC2 this evening then you can catch it on iPlayer at James Mays Man Lab Series 3 Episode_3/
Thanks to Councillor Iain Littlejohn who wrote a letter describing the plight of the people at the back of the Market Place who rarely get buns, James May came to Abingdon and introduced some technology and planning into throwing buns
during the Diamond Jubilee bun throwing last year.