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Monthly Archives: December 2018

2018 Christmas Tree Festival Winners – well done Knitwits!

Image of a small knitted bird holding a paper guitar

The 2018 St.Andrew’s Hagbourne Christmas Tree Festival is officially over for another year (although most trees will remain on view) and the vote counting is done.

As announced at the Ring and Sing on the last night of the festival, the three trees that were the favourites of the most people were . . .

1st The Knitwits (photo)

2nd Cat’s Whiskers (a first time sponsor)

3rd Hagbourne Pre-School

Well done to them, and to all of the talented groups and businesses that sponsored a tree this year.

More news to follow regarding the donation totals.

Happy Christmas from the Christmas Tree Festival and all at St. Andrew’s church.

2018 Christmas Tree Festival – lit up by the Mayor

Image Mayor of Didcot, Councillor Bill Service and his wife Angela in front of a Christmas tree
The 2018 Christmas Tree Festival at St. Andrew’s Hagbourne was lit up on its first Saturday by the arrival of the Mayor of nearby Didcot, Councillor Bill Service and his wife Angela. The opening included music, crafts and home-made soups and cakes and a Christmas sing-along, followed by the official switch-on of 30 trees, decorated by local groups and businesses.
The Christmas Tree Festival runs until Dec 18th in aid of the church and the young carer’s charity, Be Free YC. A full programme can be found elsewhere on this site, or by searching online for hagbournetreefest.

Community Bus Service to Wallingford

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Community Bus Service to Wallingford takes place on Fridays starting from Windsor Crescent, East Hagbourne at 10.15am and returning from Wallingford at 1.15pm from the Market Square, by the Corn Exchange. You will need to register to use this service an obtain tickets, £2 each way, from our Post Office before you travel. This service has been commissioned by the Downland Villages Transport Group.