It is the first time that Patisserie Pascal have taken part in the Local Excellence Market and they were doing a roaring trade this morning. Their produce is much better value than what you will get at the French Market in a week or so.
The Abingdon Carbon Cutters were cooking up fritters and doing a survey.
There was also an aeroplane to try out. It was there as a reminder that Abingdon Air and Country Fair is on soon – 6th May. There was the chance to climb up into the cockpit …
which I did – and this is the reaction I got. Always good to see Mick Busby – a one time parachutist with the forces. Until recently Mick was Chairman at Preston Road Community Centre where he did an excellent job running and improving the centre for over ten years. Mick is now concentrating on his other passion – falconry.
In the Old Magistrates Court below the Guildhall there is a chance to try out an instrument. There are stringed instruments from the Oxfordshire County Music Service in the Magistrates robing room.
There are also brass instruments and other wind instruments in the Courtroom. All part of the Abingdon Arts Festival.
Brian Eastoe with the Ox & Bucks Woodcarvers (who meet at Abingdon College) have an exhibiton today in the Roysse Room, as part of the Abingdon Arts Festival.
They are asking people to choose their favourite work with a poll.
The exhibition was meant to run for two days and so they apologise that there was a mix up yesterday.
Marie on Bath Street are running an Easter Egg Competition. They have lots of jars filled with Mini Eggs, and are asking people to guess how many eggs are in them. The correct/closest answer wins a £20 Marie Gift Voucher! Children and families are welcome to take part!
Thanks to Verity for the picture.
There will also be an Easter Party in the Albert Park on Saturday 31st March, 2 pm to 4 pm. This has become an annual family event.