Forthcoming Events

For information about other things going on in and around Abingdon, use some of the web links on our Useful Links page.

Apr
25
Wed
Abingdon’s Early Transport links – What happened to the Railway?
Apr 25 @ 7:15 pm

A talk by Caroline Bullock

  • How did people move around the area in early times?
  • Where were the main routes for them to follow?
  • When industrialisation came, how were the raw materials/goods transported to/from Abingdon?
  • Where could Abingdon people go on a day trip?

 

 

Caroline will be supported by Martin Buckland of the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust and Ivan Cadge of the Model Railway Club.

Entrance is free but donations towards the work of the Friends of Abingdon would be appreciated. After the talk there will be light refreshments (small charge) in the Checker and a chance to view the Buildings.

Please note there is no parking at the Abbey Buildings but pick-up and drop-off is possible for people with limited mobility. Please contact the Curator on 01235 525339 if you are unsure about accessibility.

Apr
26
Thu
Paul Mayhew-Archer – Incurable Optimist
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 9:30 pm

FIRST NIGHT SOLD OUT – SECOND NIGHT NOW ADDED – FRIDAY 27 APRIL. BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

The co-writer of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot for BBC One, is 65 and has Parkinson’s.
His first solo show premieres at The Edinburgh Fringe this year…but you can see it here first!
This is the Regal’s first comedy evening in Abingdon and Paul lives locally so we hope you can join us.

The evening will include a charity raffle in aid of the Oxford branch of Parkinson’s UK

Tickets £12 + £3 per ticket service charge. This is likely to be a sell-out so please book in advance by phone or online. Doors 19.30.

NB The Unicorn is in a medieval building so if you have mobility difficulties please contact the organisers on 01386 425877 to discuss your requirements. There is no parking at the venue, but drop-off arrangements can be made.

May
28
Mon
Bank Holiday Walks
May 28 all-day

Come for a Bank Holiday walk to explore Abingdon-on-Thames – its history and its environment. There will be walks to suit all abilities and interests – ranging from a gentle walk around parts of the town centre, learning about its history, to longer walks to Radley Lakes, or around the Abingdon Waterways.

Walks will leave from the Market Place at 10.30 am and 2 pm – full details will be published nearer the time.

All are free and there is no need for advance booking, although it would be a good idea to book in on the Market Place from 10.00 on the day as numbers are limited. If you would prefer to do your own thing, there will be sheets available with routes of interesting walks around the town centre.

PS The Abbey Buildings are open all day, with displays and refreshments – so wherever you walk, call in there to refuel!