Events 2022

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Free Entry to Parish Celebrations

The Parish Council is donating and supporting WADS Community Centre in their Jubilee Celebrations for the communities of Wootton and Dry Sandford.

We are also supporting events in Shippon for the benefit of all our Parishioners and the Dalton Barracks Army Families.

Thursday 2 June 21:45  Lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon, Shippon Dispersal, Abingdon Airfield. Entry on foot via the ATC Gate, Barrow Road or on foot or by car for those unable to walk via the RAF Gates, Faringdon Road. Prior to lighting refreshments at the Prince of Wales, Barrow Road, to include Beacon Tart. 21:15 leave the Prince of Wales for the Airfield and the lighting ceremony.

Friday 3 June 14:00 Village Picnic and Entertainment, Prince of Wales Gardens.

Bring your own food (drinks from the Prince of Wales please) or pre order before 21 May with:

Prince of Wales 07548 165695 or or Facebook.

Gemma at Thyme & Date,, 07769 598904, instagram or Facebook.

Afternoon Entertainment from the Jubilee Jazz Band.

6 Prizes for the Children’s Drawing Competition all entries to the Prince of Wales by 1 May.

2 Prizes for the Best Decorated House Competition, Civilian home and Army home. All civilian entries to or 01865 321555 by 21 May.

19:30 Pub Royal Jubilee Quiz.

Saturday 4 June: No Parish Events – independent Jubilee Fiesta on Airfield.

Sunday 5 June: 10:30 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service, St Mary Magdalene Church, Shippon. All Welcome.

13:00 to 17:00 The Big Jubilee Lunch, Shippon Dispersal, Abingdon Airfield.

Celebrate the food and culture of all the different Nationalities represented among the Army Families and the local residents.

Entertainment to include traditional song/dance from different nationalities including Morris Dancers from the UK.

Bouncy Castle / Traditional English Tea /  Prince of Wales Pop up Bar.

Further details will be posted on the SHWPC Website, on Facebook and in the WADS newsletter.

The following local events are commercial operations not endorsed by the Parish Council:

Queen’s Jubilee Fiesta : Abingdon Airfield

Car Boot Sales: Abingdon Airfield