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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.

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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, 19 January 2019 - 9:15am
Roger Thomas, Chairman of Abingdon Archaeological and History Society and also from University of Ox... more
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Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 9:30am
This is a special day at which students from John Mason School are involved in activities to learn a... more
Friday, 30th November7:00pm-10:30pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Margaret Crick, is hosting her charity Quiz evening in The Roy... more
Monday, 17th December2:00pm-4:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Margaret Crick, is hosting the annual over 70's Christma... more
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Monday, 26 November 2018 - 10:00am
In addition to being open at the side entrance of Abbey House each weekday, Abingdon Citizens Advice... more
Saturday, 1 December 2018 - 2:30pm
This is a pop-up coffee shop at Checker Walk which is family-friendly to anyone who wants to chat an... more
Saturday, 15 December 2018 - 10:00am
All day Saturday this is a festival of nativity sets from aroind the world. As well as a spectacle o... more
Saturday, 15 December 2018 - 7:30pm
Your local brass band invites you to enjoy traditional music and Christmas carols. Guest musicians j... more
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 - 9:30am
MG cars meet in town this morning and owners and drivers of these beautiful classics then head out o... more
Tuesday, 1 January 2019 - 11:00am
Traditionally there are two led walks on New Year's Day. Christian Aid walk from town to Boar's Hill... more
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 7:45pm
This is an evening at which anyone local with a camera can come and meet photography enthusiasts at... more
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 10:00am
Mondays 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (check holiday closures) in addition to the main premises on Abbey Close... more
Saturday, 8 June 2019 - 10:00am
Save the Children works all over the world and in the UK for the benefit of all children. The charit... more
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Peter Turner, Abingdon Museum, christmas crafts, family activity
Saturday, 1st December10:30am-3:00pm
Ho ho ho! Our ever popular Christmas Crafts activity is just around the corner. Will you make someth... more
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Saturday, 19 January 2019 - 9:15am
Roger Thomas, Chairman of Abingdon Archaeological and History Society and also from University of Ox... more
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