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Toc H launched #Wantage

During the horrors of the First World War, an army chaplain, The Revd Philip ‘Tubby’ Clayton set up rest house for soldiers of all ranks at Talbot House, Poperinge, Belgium. The house was run on egalitarian lines, a key motto being   “All rank abandon, ye who enter here” After the war Tubby set up a movement […]

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Mayor of Wantage Ball 2016 #wantage

You can book a full table, a part table or single tickets NOW from The Beacon or by contacting me directly on wantagemayor@leahouse.com. Please support this event on 6th May 2016 to raise money for Cancer Research Wantage. Dig out those flares, splash on the Brut/spray or some Charlie and prepare to pull some moves to Saturday Night […]

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Rock @ the Beacon #wantage

What: Rock @ the Beacon is a fantastic music extravaganza, supported by the Wantage Rotary Club. All net proceeds going to support local Rotary good causes, including the Sweatbox and Mikayla (a local children’s cancer charity). When: 3pm until 11pm March 5th 2016 Venue: The Beacon, Wantage Attractions include: Beer Festival, Hot dogs, Raffle, Kids soft play […]

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Christmas trees to your door #wantage

The Rotary Club of Wantage is now taking orders for the supply of Christmas trees, both Norwegian Spruce and Nordmann, in various sizes, either cut or pot grown, and which will be delivered directly to your door. All profits from these sales will go to supporting good causes in the Wantage area, and Rotary charities. […]

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Wantage Autumn Festival #wantage

Sunday 18th Oct 2015 | 12noon – 5pm The Wantage Autumn Festival is a fun-filled celebration of the season with food, drink, music and apples. Along with local stalls there will be live entertainment, local ale & cider, local food BBQ and Goan curries, traditional apple pressing (bring your own apples with bottles for juicing), […]

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Open Mic Night

Wantage Summer Festival is 20 and we would like to celebrate with you! Wantage Summer Festival Committee would like to invite you for an Open Mic night to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Is is planned for this Wednesday, 15th July evening at the King Alfred’s Head pub at 7pm – just after our second open meeting. […]

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Christmas Fair

Start your Christmas Shopping at the Loyd Lindsay Rooms Christmas Fair.  Come along and pick up some unique gifts to delight your family & friends. SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 10AM – 4PM LOYD LINDSAY ROOMS, ARDINGTON Admission: £2.50 (includes glass of Mulled Wine) Children: Free  There will be an array of products on sale including:   […]

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Wantage Presents – Music in the Marketplace – update

Wantage presents… was launched 10.30am Saturday 14th June by Melobo English Ceilidh Band, who played lots of lively tunes outside of The Bear in Wantage. Melobo raised £82.00 in aid of Wantage Food Bank. Well done to the people in Wantage who donated so generously. The band were then invited to BBC Radio Oxford to publicise “Wantage presents…” where […]

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Charity Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Charity Celebrate 20th Anniversary with a Funding Appeal to Raise £20,000 A local charity based in Didcot need to raise £20,000 to provide trips to unpaid carers in Southern Oxfordshire throughout the year. South and Vale Carers Centre set up in 1994 with an objective to reach out and help as many unpaid carers in […]

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Concert Raises Money for Street Pastors

Burns’ Concert in Wantage £870 was raised at an evening of Scottish music and recitations in Wantage Civic Hall on Sunday 27th January, put on by Pandemonium (the Wantage-based folk  band ) and friends. The band was joined on the evening  by guests June Craig and Jeff Stevenson who gave recitations and anecdotes on a […]

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Wantage Rotary Club Sponsored Walk

Rotary Club of Wantage Sponsored Walk – March 17th 2013 The Rotary Club of Wantage will be holding their annual sponsored walk on Sunday, 17th March 2013. The walk, which will be fully marshalled, will start and finish at Wantage Cricket Club, and there will be 5 and http://www.wantage.com/wp mile alternatives. As in recent years, […]

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Movember Flashmob

I was fortunate enough to witness a flashmob in Wantage this morning at 11am. It was organised by TFD to mark the start of Movember.

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Wantage Autumn Festival

Sustainable Wantage Presents WANTAGE AUTUMN FESTIVAL A fundraising event for The Sweatbox Youth Venue Local producers * Local food BBQ * Local ales Live music from local bands including Melobo (recently seen at Bunkfest) Live dancing from the Rosehips belly dancers Bring your own apples for pressing into juice Cookery demo with top chef Celia […]

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The Joyride – Raising £15,000 for Cancer Research

In September 2012 6 local men will embark on a great cycling challenge in loving memory of Joy Whatley. Joy was an amazing woman – loving wife, caring nurse, Mum of 2 and Grandmother of 4 – who tragically lost her battle with ovarian cancer in December 2011. This challenge was initiated by Joy’s sons, […]

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Helen and Douglas House – help needed

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Helen & Douglas House provides respite and end of life care for children and young adults from birth to 40 with life shortening conditions, as well as support and friendship for the whole family. Can you give us a little of your time? Just a few hours a week volunteering in our Retail Office helps […]

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Flashmob in Wantage

I was fortunate enough to witness a flashmob in Wantage on Saturday at 11am. It was organised by TFD to mark the start of Movember. Here’s the video…

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Wantage Rotary Club is 50 !

Wantage Rotary Celebrates 50 Years On 22nd February 2013, The Rotary Club of Wantage will celebrate its 50th birthday. The Club was formally established on the same date in 1963, with a Charter Dinner at the Victoria Cross Gallery in Wantage. The first President was the Reverend E L King, the then Headmaster of King […]