12th Annual Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show.8th May

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colin smith
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12th Annual Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show.8th May

Post by colin smith » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:45 pm

Despite the set-backs and disappointment from this year’s Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show on May 2nd,the all-volunteer organising committee have pulled together and will be going ahead with the 12th event in the show’s history in 2011.

Instead of the previous early May Bank Holiday weekend,next year the show will be held on Sunday 8th May(the weekend after the Bank Holiday).This has been decided purely as a cost-cutting exercise…many military airfields are not open on a Bank Holiday Monday,and there-fore the show needs to hire(..& pay) for the airfield,security personnel and associated infrastructure and accommodation for visiting aircrew up to and including the Tuesday lunchtime after the show weekend.By having the show on a “normal” weekend all aircraft will be able to head home on the Monday there-by saving a day’s worth of costs which could be allocated elsewhere within the show set-up.

As in previous years the 2011 Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show will provide a good all-round value for money day out for everybody.As well as the flying and static aircraft displays it is hoped to include Craft,Farmer’s Mkt and general Trade Stalls,classic/historic cars,commercial,steam and agricultural vehicles,live music,arena displays and much more….and once again will be held in support of the local Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust
To help with the running costs involved in organising the show,the committee will soon be putting together a selection of attractive sponsorship packages.These will be available to see on the web-site(www.abingdonfayre.com) within the next few weeks.
In the meantime any queries can be sent to Neil(neilsevent@aol.com) or Andy(andyandsuep@aol.com) Porter on 01235 529142 or to Colin Smith(07749219001 or smithoag@aol.com) or look out for our Publicity/Tombola Stall at a wide range of events between now and next May

Many thanks for all your support in years past,and especiallly the difficult times around the 2010 show


12th Annual Abingdon Air & Country Charity Show......Sunday 8th May 2011
Abingdon airfield/Dalton Barracks,Abingdon,Oxon

A volunteer run event in aid of Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance

For more info see website(www.abingdonfayre.com) or telephone 01235 529142,or mobile 07749 219001



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colin smith
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Post by colin smith » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:37 pm

Planning for next years Abingdon Air & Country Show is now in full swing,with some early news as follows:-

Flying displays so far:

Swifts Glider Aeros Team
Armys Tigers Parachute Team
Bucker Jungmeister


All the above plus US Army Blackhawk (SHAPE Flt), Jungmann, Skyvan, OV-10 Bronco

Ground displays include 300 MGs for the Ab Car Works rally, plus the usual farmers market , Crafts, Daleks & Stormtroopers, re-enactment groups etc.

Public admission costs have been frozen at the 2010 prices in recognition of the current economic climate;-

Advance tickets:
Adult £10, Senior Citizens £6, Child 5-15 £5, under 5s Free, Family ticket (2 adult & 2 children) £27

On the gate;
Adult £13, Senior Citizens £8, Child 5-15 £6, under 5s Free

Advance tickets can be pre-ordered NOW from the website http://www.abingdonfayre.com/tickets.php.
These will be ready for despatch early in the New Year(late January/early February)

Tickets will also be available from 1st February 2011 at:
The Warehouse, Coxeters Yard, Stratton Way, Abingdon;
The Wantage Information Centre (within Vale & Downland Museum), Church Street, Wantage
The Abingdon Information Centre,close to the Abingdon Town Council's offices in Old Abbey House
and various Tourist Information Offices (to be confirmed).

Please feel free to pass this information on to as many people as you can by way of e-Mail,message-boards,social network sites(eg Facebook etc) and good Ol' fashioned "word-of-mouth" in order to give the show a bumper crowd next May


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Post by Dave Hall » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:34 am

Great news. I've had a May Bank Holiday Sunday commitment for decades, and will be very happy to join in for 2011.

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