Category Archives: Market Place

Local Excellence Market + News on the Blackboards


There was a Local Excellence Market in Abingdon this morning. There were Brownies and Blondies and Cookies from JojoCoco.

And even more cookies from The Tall Cookie Lady.

The organisers of the Local Excellence Market are also organising a market at the Platinum Jubilee Fiesta.

Over at the Children’s Air Ambulance charity shop, #TheCrew is a children’s club linked to the Children’s Air Ambulance.

Added Ingredients will be shut from next Saturday until October, so go in and stock up before then.

Nicki Thornton’s next book is out from May 5th, and she will be signing copies next Saturday at Mostly Books. Nicki used to run Mostly Books with Mark Thornton. Her new book is called ‘ The Poisoned Pie Mystery.’

Farmers Market and Good Friday Procession

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Today was the warmest day of the year so far, and the town centre of Abingdon was busy. The Farmer’s Market saw more trade than usual, it being Good Friday – a bank holiday.

At 11:45 members from the Church in Abingdon met near the library, and after a short prayer processed behind a wooden cross to the Market Place.

At the Market Place they sang a well known Easter Hymn.

They then continued to St Nicolas Church for a service led by Deacon Selina Nisbett, to hear the first part of the Easter Story, The Crucifixion of Jesus.

Here are short extracts from the parade with the singing of ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’ and ‘My song is love unknown’.

Nearly every Monday


Nearly every Monday there is a Market on the Market Place in Abingdon and today was just such a Monday.

There was a fish stall and bakery,

a butcher,

a large plant and flower stall,

best bananas on the fruit and veg stall,
and on the paper stall: quality gift paper, puzzle books, notebooks, and cards for many occasions including Easter.

That is just a small part of the market. You have to visit it yourself to see the full range. Next Monday is Easter Bank Holiday and will be one of those Mondays when there is no market.

Market Place this morning


The Town Crier was on the Market Place announcing a Beer Festival at the Abbey Buildings this weekend.

Members from the Abbey Baptist chapel, next door, were also out on the Market Place to let people know about their activities. They have a Good Friday Service at 10:30 am and an Easter Sunday Service at 10:30 am.

The Church in Abingdon also has a Good Friday procession and united service on Good Friday. The procession will leave Abingdon Library at 11.45 am, proceeding through the town centre to St Nicolas Church for a service at 12 noon.