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Monty Python’s Spamalot

2017 - Monty Python's SPAMALOT - Funnier than the black death! Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with...

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Scout Christmas Post 2017

Wantage and Grove Scouts are offering their local Christmas card delivery service in December.  Postage is 30p per card and payment along with the cards should be posted directly into the one of the Scout post boxes located in:  Charlton Post Office (Barnards Way), Campbells Opticians, Charlton...

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Betjeman Festival 2017 – 1 week to go!

We hope you are looking forward to this year's Festival as much as we are. Take a look at this small selection from the huge range of events and speakers coming up in a week... www.wantagebetjeman.com Appetite whetted? We hope so. Why not check out some of the other forthcoming teas and talks,...

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View plans for new leisure centre

Residents in the Vale of White Horse can have their say on plans for a new leisure centre for the Wantage and Grove area. With up to 5,000 new homes expected to be built in the local area at sites such as Grove Airfield and Crab Hill by 2031, Vale of White Horse District Council is looking to...

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Ride and Stride

Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust It’s not long now until our next annual Ride and Stride on the 9th September 2017 and we are looking for local families to take the challenge and join us. Ride and Stride is a sponsored event whereby participants travel between our wonderful churches,...

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An hour in Wantage by Alastair Clunie

What’s it like to view where you live as if you were shooting it as a travel photographer? That’s the question I set out to answer in an hour in Wantage. 60 minutes, one camera, one lens and the self-set challenge to view the familiar differently. After about the same time editing in Lightroom...

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A friendly greeting at the gym

tfd health & fitness add 200sqm of gym floor space & 2 new studios Opened in 2004 by local husband and wife team, tfd health & fitness on Grove Business Park is a community in its’ own right, full of people who make the atmosphere inclusive, friendly and fun. With the addition of a...

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25 Years of Pandemonium

As part of the 2017 Wantage Summer Festival Pandemonium are staging a birthday concert in the Vale and Downland Museum, at 7.30pm on Wednesday July 19th. All proceeds are being donated to the Museum. It promises to be a fun-filled evening. Tickets are limited so early booking is recommended....

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Save Our Stag Beetles

Save our stag beetles: make your garden a stag beetle sanctuary Mid to late May marks the time of year when stag beetles (Lucanus cervus) are likely to be seen, as warmer evenings draw them above ground to find a mate and reproduce. However, despite being Britain’s largest land beetle, they are...

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Wantage Neverland – Peter Pan prize trail

There’ll be a little of Neverland about Wantage town centre for the end of May school half term holidays, as local shops host a special Peter Pan trail. It’s a joint venture by Wantage town team and The Beacon to celebrate its showing, on June 10th 2017 at 2.30pm, of a recorded performance,...

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General Election Hustings

Just in time for the General Election, you are invited to a Hustings arranged by Wantage and Grove Church Partnership. Thursday evening 1st June, 7:30 to 9:00 in Old Mill Hall, Grove (address School Lane, OX12 7LB). Doors open 7:15. All the candidates have also been invited and they are...

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Wantage photographer – Tom Reveley 1875-1941

One of the most well known North Berkshire photographers of the past 150 years was Tom Reveley who was an active professional photographer in the Wantage area from 1896-1941. Tom was born in Wantage in 1875 to Thomas Reveley and his wife Maria (nee' Pring). Thomas Reveley snr was a draper...

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