Abingdon Christmas Craft Market Braves the Wind

As the wind blew across the Market Place in Abingdon, the town’s annual Christmas Craft Market weathered the worst and stayed firmly on the ground.

The lights on the Christmas Tree have now been put up properly. Last weekend, they had been put up temporarily because the contractor was in hospital.

A jeweller called Tracey was at the market for the last time. She has been selling at the  Local Excellence Markets for over ten years.

The Abingdon Honey company displayed the award for the most festive stall at last week’s Abingdon Extravaganza. This week, they eased up on the tinsel and baubles.

The next local excellence market will be in March 2024.

Next Saturday, 16th December 2023, from 10 am to 12 pm, there will Christmas Carol singing led my Sally Mears and people from the churches in Abingdon.

4 thoughts on “Abingdon Christmas Craft Market Braves the Wind

  1. Kelly Simpson

    Brave and dedicated traders. Didn’t envy them, or the organisers who’d been there since very early battling the elements.
    There were some lovely products available – hope they did well.
    Does anyone know how the lights contractor who was so badly injured is?

    1. Gwyneth Lewis

      I’m afraid he is still extremely poorly with major head injuries in ICU and we councillors are all praying he makes it through.

  2. Hester

    I agree – congratulations to the market organisers and traders for all they do all year round. I can remember when all we had was the Monday market and people were calling out for events on other days – we have come a long way since then.
    Sadly I believe the injured man is not at all well – what a horrible thing to happen.

  3. ainia

    the weather cleared up for the Family Choir, they sang old & new songs, accompanied by a few babes in arms. family.choir.club.co.uk – no, I’m not connected to them in any way, just enjoyed their singing yesterday!]


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