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Abingdon's Hidden Water Supply & AGM

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 2:30pm

Hidden around Abingdon, there are clues as to how the town found and used its water. Abingdon managed with very local water from its springs, wells and streams until 1880, before which there were no known attempts to create a public supply. After 1880, the council’s records tell the story of a continuous search for more and more sources of clean water to meet an ever-growing demand, a search that did not end until the 1950s when water was supplied from Oxford. This talk will tell a fascinating and little-known story about one of life’s essentials and how this ancient town managed its supplies. Ruth has been researching this aspect of Abingdon’s history for a few years and is a member of the Archaeological & Historical Society. The talk will be preceded by a very short AGM.

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