Thankyou to Adrian for this ..
Have you or your little ones ever wanted to be a Ballet Dancer? Downland Dance are giving you the opportunity to try out a ballet class for FREE during their Open Day on Saturday 2nd November. You can sign up to events taking place during half term in Didcot or Abingdon. Sign up for classes for girls and boys aged 3 to 6 or for the Adult Beginners class (Didcot only).
For more details and to register visit www.downland-dance.co.uk/open-days or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Abingdon dance studio is above Seeney’s Pet Shop next to Coxeter House.
Last Saturday, I was walking along Hich Street when I saw Jennifer & Colin Wiggins, now residents of Port Washington, Long Island, NY. They used to live in Abingdon, and often come back, and Colin took these pictures of the Mayor of Ock Street around 1957.
This is a close up.
In 1957 there were not so many cars going along Ock Street.
This coming Saturday, the Election of the Mayor of Ock Street takes place and in Fat Face there is a fine display to let people know ahead of time.
Approximate timings taken from the Abingdon Traditional Morris Danding website look like this …
10:00 Polling Station at Brewery Tap opens, procession into town
10:15 Black Swan
10:45 Bury Street Precinct
11:30 Abbey Gateway
12:00 – 13:00 Market Place
14:00 The Broad Face
14:30 Long Alley Almshouses
15:00 Brewery Cottages, Coopers Lane
16:00 Close of Polling Station at Brewery Tap
16:15 Election of Mayor of Ock Street, followed by chairing and dancing (Brewery Tap) … Jennifer and Colin will also be there for their first chance to see the Mayor of Ock Street in a very long time.
17:15 Procession along Ock Street
17:30 White Horse
18:15 Mayott House
19:15 – 19:45 Market Place
Last year in the Fat Face window there was Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers lego. This year they have added Mayoropoloy.