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Newsletter 10 - December 2021

Social Committee Christmas Newsletter


Memory Tree - 1st December - 06th January


This year we have organised a memory tree. Tie a ribbon, some tinsel or add a bauble to remember someone who has passed, a friend you miss, or family who you are unable to see this year.


The tree is situated on the land in-between West Quay, South Quay and Peep-o-Day Lane.


“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” - Winston Churchill

Well-being Walks - Mondays 10:30


Want to be more active? Has lockdown affected your well-being and are you looking to be more mobile and socialise with people? Join the Well-being Walks who offer free walks in Abingdon.


The walks are on Mondays at 10:30. Meet at Abbey Gardens bottom gate (end of Abbey Close). No need to book – just turn up! There are three options:


  • Option 1. Slow pace 30 minute walk doing laps around Abbey Gardens with opportunities to stop on benches.


  • Option 2. Gentle pace 1 hour walk around Abbey Meadows.


  • Option 3. Gentle pace 45 minute slightly longer walk around Abbey Meadows.


All walks follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. For more information, please email:

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New Theatre Oxford, 9 To 5 -The Musical

Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 14:30.


Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring musical, direct from 5-star reviews and sold-out audiences in the West End! AMRA have managed to secure group seats to see this wonderful matinee musical to brighten a gloomy January day.

Tickets are £24:50 each (a £5:00 ticket price saving). There are limited numbers so to avoid disappointment, please let Laura know if you are interested as soon as possible on

(New Theatre Oxford offer entry to double vaccinated guests, or proof via a Lateral Flow Test and masks are required to be worn when moving around the theatre.)

Book club

First meeting Tuesday 1st February 2022


The first book proposed is ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens. It was a bestseller in 2018 so if it doesn’t appear in your Christmas Stocking, you may be able to find copies in local charity shops. If not and you want to buy a second-hand copy online, the following sites are very useful:


The first meeting will be in the evening of Tuesday 1st February. If you are planning to attend, please let Laura know so we can choose a suitable location for the numbers.

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