Links with the past are very strong too and Wantage is a great place to visit to enjoy this historic part of England; it is the town in which King Alfred the Great was born. We also have literary connections in Sir John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy.
The neighbouring village of Grove is a thriving community - take a look at the Grove Parish Council website. On our doorstep is the Ridgeway and several pretty Oxfordshire villages; great places for a walk in the countryside – followed by a pub lunch!
A new community space for Wantage has opened following the refurbishment of an empty shop on the town’s Mill Street. Called ‘The Mix’, it’s being run by the non-profit cooperative group, Sustainable … continue reading
Mumming is a ritual play that is well over a thousand years old. Whilst it is traditionally associated with the Christmas period, it is said to be linked with pagan rites showing the triumph of life over death. The Wantage Mummers perform their play on Boxing Day (December 26th) outside of The … continue reading
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