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These pages are intended as an on-line archive covering the most interesting buildings in Abingdon, the people who have lived in them through the centuries, and the businesses and other activities that were carried on in them. They are being built up gradually, and if you cannot find what you are looking for this may be because the entry has not yet been completed. Entries typically start with highlights sections intended for the general user, and then go into greater detail for those who would like to know more.

The pages are the responsibility of the Abingdon Buildings and People group, which is part of the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society, better known as the AAAHS.

We thank the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council and the Choose Abingdon Partnership for inviting us to be part of their portal, the Oxfordshire Buildings Record for their cooperation and for access to their research, and numerous copyright holders who have permitted us to use their pictures or texts.  If we have inadvertently used any copyright material without permission, please let us know.

We welcome comments, criticisms, and suggestions. Especially, we welcome offers to contribute additional entries on buildings, families, and other relevant topics. You can contact us at local@aaahs.org.uk.

For the history of the town see The Abingdon Story.

External websites

We give links to external websites where we think this will be helpful but we are not responsible for the content of these sites and we do not endorse any advertisements that appear on them.

Citation and copyright

If you wish to cite any of our material in your own published work we recommend the following format: Anon, Abingdon Buildings and People, page URL in full (accessed [date of access]). Please note that the AAAHS owns the copyright of these pages except where other copyright holders are acknowledged on photographs or articles. Pages or images should not be copied for publication without permission.

Historic buildings of Abingdon

People of Abingdon

Streets of Abingdon

Events

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Saturday, 21 July 2018 - 11:30am
Gallery Talks - AAAHS 50th Anniversary There have been many books written about the world-famous spo... more
Sunday, 22 July 2018 - 11:30am
Gallery Talks - AAAHS 50th Anniversary We will meet at the Opthalmosaur showcase and enjoy together... more
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 - 11:30am
Gallery Talks - AAAHS 50th Anniversary This talk will discuss how coats of arms arose and how herald... more
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 11:30am
Gallery Talks - AAAHS 50th Anniversary Abingdon's Islamic enamelled glass beaker is the Archaeologic... more
Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 11:30am
Gallery Talks - AAAHS 50th Anniversary The "Monks' Map" as an example of early English map-making is... more
Friday, 27th July10:30am-3:30pm
In celebration of the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activitie... more
Saturday, 28th July10:30am-3:30pm
In celebration of the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activitie... more
Sunday, 29 July 2018 - 11:30am
Gallery Talks - AAAHS 50th Anniversary We will meet at the Opthalmosaur showcase and enjoy together... more
abingdon museum, crafts, puppets, history, family activity
Tuesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Be your own master of pupptes. Try making your own sock-puppet, moving animal or pop-up model in thi... more
abingdon museum, weather, crafts, family activity
Thursday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Come rain or shine, become a weather reporter for the day by making rainbow mobiles, weather charts... more
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