One of the great things about writing this blog is that I’ve discovered lots of new groups and organisations in Didcot.
I recently met Kara Penny, the co-ordinator of the Didcot branch of the Guide Dogs Association, for a coffee to find out about the group she helps run.
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For my second ‘Meet a Didcot resident’ blog post I’d like to introduce Andy Baker. Andy is an award winning fundraiser who founded Play2Give in 2007, and has subsequently raised over £170,000 for local charities. I caught up with him in Cornerstone to find out more about him and his life in Didcot.
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This month’s events include fun runs, clothes swaps and art exhibitions. If you’re looking for things to do in and around Didcot in May 2019 then carry on reading!
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If you’re looking for something to do over the Easter weekend there are a couple of local events you might be interested in – a scarecrow trail in Sutton Courtenay and a celebration of St George’s Day in West Hagbourne.
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The Ridgeway is Britain’s oldest road, previously used by Iron Age traders, invading Viking armies and livestock drovers. Nowadays it’s a popular long distance walking trail. With its closest point just a few miles from Didcot it also offers great off road cycling potential.
We cycled from Didcot to Court Hill cafe, near Wantage. Serious cyclists, apologies! Ours was a leisurely ride with photo and cafe stops. And a spot of walking. Read on to follow our route.
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Aside from playing the recorder 40+ years ago at school, and dabbling in a few piano lessons, I’ve never seriously learnt an instrument. But I’ve always fancied playing the ukulele. Primarily because I read somewhere that it was one of the easiest instruments to learn.
Hence I jumped at the opportunity when I saw a poster advertising a beginner’s ukulele group in Didcot.
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The year marches on. This month there are Easter events for the children, flowers for gardeners and dragons for St George’s Day. Read on to discover things to do in Didcot in April 2019.
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Admit it, you saw the less than inspiring title of this blog and decided it would be boring. After all, how many council meetings feature on your social calendar? Did you even know the public can attend them? I didn’t, until I saw an advert for the annual Didcot Town Council meeting. In the interests of this blog I decided to pop along and find out more.
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Ask any Didcot’ite their favourite local walk and a large percentage will opt for Wittenham Clumps. This circular route passes by (or over) the Clumps, across the Thames into Dorchester and back alongside the river. It’s the perfect choice for a Sunday afternoon walk.
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Didcot is often slated for its charity shops. But why? They offer unique items, help a charity, stop items going to landfill and, for some, are a lifeline.
Each charity shop in Didcot offers something slightly different; be it price, quality or quantity of items. I’ve popped into all of them recently and penned my thoughts about the shopping experience below.
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