Here are a few pictures from Dave showing the Kingfisher Canoe Club Youth Section at TryaBoat night where there was a great turn out
For reasons well known in the local community, the last 2 years have been extremely difficult for the club. Their “home” has been restricted to the two temporary box trailers at the lock.
Dave says thanks to all the general public who have supported them through these difficult times. There Is light at the end of the tunnel.
The Ramblers left Abingdon Market Place yesterday morning for Radley. They did not take the bus or car but followed public footpaths through fields high with grass
and wild flowers. Rambling at this time of year is not easy for hay fever sufferers.
The ramblers enjoyed views of Radley Lakes and the River Thames along the way and must have arrived safely and returned without mishap in Abingdon because one of their members sent me these pictures.
I saw them drinking coffee at one of the many coffee places on Abingdon Market Place before their departure.
The Kingfisher Canoe Club and guests were at Abingdon Weir on Saturday evening enjoying the white water.
Somebody was scoring the event with points for difficult manoeuvres. Canoeists attempted to hit the blue target dangling from a rope with the paddle. Some tried to do it twirling the paddle like a helicopter, and others with a front or back swipe.
There could have been extra points for throw and catch and hit.
Whatever the rules, the River Thames gave them some good water.
The last room I visited was the grand Council Chamber where the large portraits of royalty and Abingdonians looked down on Clubs and Societies Day, hosted by the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Margaret Crick.
Abingdon Horticulural Society have their Spring Show on Saturday the 6th of April at the Northcourt Centre from 2pm until 4pm. Members compete in classes for Spring Flowers, Baking, Photographs and Handicrafts. There is a special section for young people to enter a range of exhibits. The Mayor of Abingdon will present the prizes to winning exhibitors at 4pm. The entrance fee for non members is £1. There will be a plant stall and refreshments will be available.
The ABCD Film Society are nearing the end of their annual programme of films at the Abbey Centre off Audlett Drive. They have a special event on 28th March when the film Cold War will be introduced by Polish Historian, Hubert Zuwadzki.
Assisted Reading for Children in Oxfordshire (ARCh) are on the look out for more volunteers to give additional help listening to children read. Children are specially chosen by schools, and volunteers go through a specially designed training programme.
Abingdon Music Centre help Abingdon people make music whatever their age. They run a wide variety of groups from learning instruments like guitars and recorders to being part of a choir or orchestra.
Abingdon Fitzharrys WI was formed in 1966 and continues to flourish with more than 40 members. They meet at The Northcourt Centre on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.
The Abingdon Lions were recently featured on the blog for their fund raising and charity work. They were in the Council Chamber near the Gainsboroughs.