Looking Forward in 2015

Looking Forward
Looking forward to the coming bank holiday weekend and the annual Abingdon Air and County Show. It is always one of the highlights of the Abingdon Calendar with the aeroplanes, vintage vehicles, stalls, and performances, and all run by volunteers to raise money for charity.
Looking Forward
Looking forward a bit further, and it is time to consider whether to put together a team to row in the Dragon Boats on 6th September – the most fun you can have on the water. Another event run by volunteers. This time by the Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper, and raising money for Charity.

The weekend after (12th -13th September) is Heritage Open weekend, when there will be a Victorian theme – 150 years after the Albert Monument was opened. The Albert Park is quite unique as it is run by the local charity ‘Christs Hospital of Abingdon’ for the good of the people of Abingdon, and not by any council or authority.
Looking Forward
Like all Heritage Open Days everything is Free to Explore. In 2015 The ‘Ragged Victorians’ will there ‘bringing the past into the present’.

It is another event that is run entirely by volunteers. They are looking for anybody with interesting Victorian collections, or artifacts, or craft skills, or costumes, who would be willing to take part.

4 thoughts on “Looking Forward in 2015

  1. Elsie

    Looking forward to the air show – it’s a great chance to meet up with friends, have a picnic, watch the displays and look round the stalls. Fingers crossed the weather holds for everyone involved!

  2. Peter Del

    Thanks for the reminder about the Heritage Open Days, which I’ve put in my diary. I shall be helping at Ruby’s Retro & Vintage Fair on the Saturday, so I’ll soak up some history on Sunday.
    Good luck next week.

  3. Hester

    Just been helping put together the next What’s On in Abingdon Calendar (it will be out at the end of the month

  4. Hester

    Sorry – pressed submit too quickly.. What I was trying to say is that there are LOTS of other events between the Air Show and September – take a look at the back of the new-look Town Crier when it arrives – and keep an eye on the online version on the Abingdon website. That has been revamped too and it is easier to see things at a glance.


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