This morning on Abingdon Market Place there was a Local Excellence Market.
This is a quarterly market where local food producers, craftworkers and retailers sell their goods in Abingdon Market Place. There were more craft stalls than ever before, and it looked one of the biggest local excellence markets I have seen.
There was a Halloween Theme going on in shops and shop windows. At Sue Ryder, the staff and volunteers had dressed up in style.
Mostly books was ghostly books for a day.
Abingdon Library had bats, pumpkins, and monster books on display.
There was a warm welcome for all at the 6pm-9pm Museum at Night event at Abingdon County Hall Museum.
Members of the MG Car Club were there in numbers, parked on the nearby Market Place.
Exhibits include an MG.
MGs cars were once made in Abingdon.
There was also a performance by the Abingdon Town Oompah band led by Steve Rich.
This was a tribute to Abingdon’s twin town Schongau, in Bavaria, who have an excellent brass band.
The result of the Abingdon BID proposal has been announced. 58% of the votes cast were in favour, with 73% of the rateable value of the votes cast. The proposal needed to receive 50% or more votes in favour, with more than 50% of the rateable value of the votes cast.
Pictured above are some of the leaders of the BID proposal.
The BID lasts for 5 years and with an income of £800,000 from businesses, and likely additional income from other sources, the work to make the BID a success begins here…
I have been following the Froctober Fashions at the Cancer Research UK shop.
Their aim was to model 100 dresses and raise £1000 in 31 days. They have already modeled 100 dresses and raised £1033 with 2 days to go.