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The County Hall at Night         © Michael Harrison 2013

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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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Abingdon Pride
Saturday, 22nd June10:00am-5:00pm
Britain’s newest Pride comes to Britain’s oldest town on Saturday 22nd June 2019.   Abingdon Pride t... more
Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The tradition short service after the fair is in place is open to everyone, any denomination. Come a... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
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Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 5:00pm
In conjunction with Abingdon Pride on Saturday 22nd June we are showing the inspiring movie 'PRIDE'... more
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 7:30pm
Grab your tissues and prepare for happy and sad tears all over again, Four Weddings And A Funeral ar... more
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From Wednesday, 26th June to Saturday, 29th June7:30pm-7:30pm
With excellent actors who fit the TV characters really well this iconic comedy drama runs from Wedne... more
Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 10:00am
Abingdon Rotary Club have a family activity today.  There will also be their appeal for Shelterbox w... more
Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 10:00am
Come along and speak with members of our town's hospital League of Friends between 10.00 am and 1.30... more
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 9:45am
A morning sale of home-made cakes and biscuits as a fundraiser for one of the town's local Scout tro... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local gude dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter p... more
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:00am
At the start of the Poppy Appeal there will be a poppy themed event with cakes, interesting stalls a... more
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Wednesday 1st May morning Abingdon Rotary Club will be marking May Day and welcoming the month. S... more
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Wednesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Thursday, 8th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Thursday, 22nd August10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Wednesday, 28th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
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