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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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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
Saturday, 30th November12:00pm-6:30pm
Santa's sleigh, lots of activities, Christmas lights switch on and there may be a firework display.... more
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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, 14 September 2019 - 10:00am
A choice of over eighty part-time courses from Abingdon Adult Learning as well as one-day courses, b... more
From Wednesday, 25th September to Saturday, 28th September7:30pm-7:30pm
Tickets for Peter Shaffer's play Amadeus are available now £10 (concessions £8) from The Bookstore i... more
Saturday, 28th September9:00am-3:00pm
A date for the diary to come into the town centre to browse stalls with home made foods and crafts,... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local guide dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter... more
Evita the musical
From Tuesday, 22nd October to Saturday, 26th October7:30pm-7:30pm
In a run of excellent shows Evita will be popular and may sell out particularly towards the end of t... 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
Sunday, 22 December 2019 - 3:15pm
After an excellent launch of the Summer solstcie National Make Music Day have a look near the time a... more
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 9:30am
This traditional meet of MGs is for a short period on Boxing Day there may be more information here... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
This is a competitive trading day as personal develpment for people from local schools. Students wor... more
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Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 10:30am
We are very pleased to have the Oxford Physics running a science event at the museum iWe are very pl... more
Saturday, 21st September10:30am-3:30pm
Exhibitions,film screenings, walks, family events and the Parade are all set for the Abingdon Herita... more
Saturday, 28th September10:30am-3:30pm
In this one-day workshop you will be have the opportunity to draw prehistoric objects from the colle... more
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 7:00pm
The second in the programme this season is Liz Woolley an extremely good, popular speaker on The Com... more
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 7:00pm
Abingdon Museum Friends has an annual quiz as part of town social life. 12th October is the date for... more
Friday, 15th November7:00pm-9:00pm
BBC RADIO Nottingham's History advisor Gareth Howell returns to recount the story of the road to WW2... more
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