Friday 30th July, 1-3pm – Open Garden Event – celebrating 75 years of the Almshouse Association – What was a very rainy day, turned into a great success.  The Long Alley gardens, and almshouse and the Hospital Hall were be open for viewing and around 150 people of all ages came to look around.   Whilst holding tightly to the gazebo, light refreshments were served in the gardens by staff, governors and residents!   It was lovely that so many people braved the weather to visit and everyone seemed to enjoy the event.  We are very grateful to the Mayor Ms Cheryl Briggs who attended with her consort, Ms Halima Brewer.

Heritage Weekend 2021 will take place in Abingdon on September 18th and 19th.  Assuming social distancing restrictions remain lifted,  the Governors will open The Long Alley Hall for an exhibition from 10am to 49m on the Saturday only.  This year’s theme is ‘food and nature’.   All are welcome although access can be difficult for those with very limited mobility.  (Mobility Scooters and wheelchairs will not be able to access the Hall, but can be parked in the Churchyard grounds temporarily whilst the exhibition is viewed).