I missed the Local Excellence Market ten days ago. Thankyou to Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce for this report and look ahead …
We had 33 stalls for what was probably the hottest excellence market we’ve ever had. We were joined by a number of regular traders, as well as some new faces. Due to the heat our regular chocolatier and candle maker didn’t join us, but we welcomed Heidi Parker who designs and makes lampshades to order and is based in Abingdon.
Hunnybunnys were here with their buggy wraps, ready for winter.
The Hampshire Gluten Free company were back with a wide range of Gluten Free Products.
Local artist Christine, who is one of our longest standing traders was one of many trying to stay cool throughout the day!
Next is our summer craft market on 27th July, all organised by the Abingdon on Thames Chamber of Commerce.
We are also looking for local bands, groups, singers, or performers of any kind to join us on stage and / or in the Christmas Extravaganza Parade. Anyone interested can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A sunny Saturday and Abingdon was busy. The town crier had three things to announce in town.
He cried about the Local Excellence Market which he described as excellent.
He cried about the Abingdon Passion Play
He cried about My Fair Lady which the Abingdon Operatic Society are performing from the 9th – 13th April. Visit https://www.abingdonoperatic.co.uk/ to find out more and book tickets. Their productions are always well worth a visit.
I borrowed flowers from Styan Family Produce to give to Eliza Doolittle for the previous picture as Eliza is a Cockney flower girl at the start of the show before taking elocution lessons.
My wife has featured the Local Excellence Market on her blog because I bought her a shampoo bar as part of the no plastic during Lent challenge. Today’s blog post also includes the homemade toothpaste which tastes horrible. See https://unfantasticplastic.home.blog/
Here we are at the traditional Monday Market in Abingdon at about 9 a.m. The traffic is not so bad this morning. It started off cloudy and mild, and the sky is clearing to a sunny morning. The man at the fruit and veg stall is still setting out the bananas.
Lots of plants on the plants stall are displayed already, together with seasonal holly, and mistletoe and wreaths. The Christmas trees have been reduced.
There is a traditional butcher from Birmingham, and a baker.
There is a stall selling hats, and coats and gloves. I got some super stretch, one size, thermal gloves for £2. There are stalls selling bird and pet food, cards and stationary, sweets, toys, baskets, vacuum bags, watch straps and batteries, and lots more.