Next to the Local Excellence Market, this morning, campaigners, intent on saving the Oxfordshire Children;s Centres from closure, were asking people to pledge not to vote for ANY County Councillor who votes for the closure of the Childrens Centres in next week’s budget meeting.
At South Abingdon Children’s Centre this afternoon there was a Wassail. It was the second year this event has taken place.
The children;s centre was open for activities and free refreshments. It often acts as a Community Centre as well as a Children’s Centre.
Outside in the grounds of Caldecott School there was dancing by the Vale Islanders and Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers.
Mulled apple juice was heating on an open fire in the forest school area.
and down in the orchard area a traditional wassail poem was recited to the apple trees.
Trees were festooned with ribbons and hung with toast for the birds to feed on. Then everybody made a loud noise to awaken new life in the trees.
The loudest noise came from the Vale Islanders who have obtained a couple of muskets.