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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, 23rd March10:00am-3:00pm
Free science activities in the open air! Come along to Abingdon Market Place to meet science organis... more
Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 11:00am
A majority of fossils are the remains of hard parts or organisms, fossil wood, fossil bones and teet... more
Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 12:30pm
At Culham, the world’s foremost fusion laboratory, efforts to bring fusion power onto the grid are a... more
Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 2:30pm
Each summer millions of puffins disappear at sea from the North Atlantic coasts after breeding, only... more
Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 4:30pm
How do you build a Proton Beam Therapy Centre 5 storeys underground and 8 metres away from the Londo... more
Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 7:30pm
Award-winning materials engineer and science communicator Dr Anna Ploszajski has gathered the funnie... more
Sunday, 24th March11:00am-3:00pm
Bring the whole family to a fun-filled few hours of hands-on science activities, demonstrations and... more
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 7:00pm
Doing hands-on activities with children is the best way to get them exploring the world around them... more
Monday, 1 April 2019 - 10:00am
Each first Monday in the month Citizens' Advice have a morning session at Caldecott in South Abingdo... more
Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 10:00am
Abingdon Horticultural Society holds a Spring event with classes for members flowers, produce, foods... more
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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Saturday, 23rd March10:00am-12:00pm
Come and explore Robotics concepts and coding with the OZOBOT! On the occasion of the ATOM Science a... more
Thursday, 11th April10:30am-3:00pm
Join us in creating seasonal crafts, to welcome in the spring and Easter festival. Shell we begin?  ... more
Wednesday, 17th April10:30am-3:00pm
Join us in creating seasonal crafts, to welcome in the spring and Easter festival. Shell we begin?  ... more
Friday, 17th May7:00pm-9:00pm
Come and experience Abingdon Museum in the evening with performances of popular folk, classical and... more
Saturday, 18 May 2019 - 10:30am
This event will involve a 'live experiment' using particle detectors on loan from the Rutherford Lab... more
Wednesday, 29th May10:30am-3:00pm
Dive into our treasure store of recycled materials and create something spectacular!! Time: 10:30 -... more
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