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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, 27th January7:00pm-10:30pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is hosting a Charity Race Night at The Loose Canno... more
Saturday, 3rd February7:30pm-9:30pm
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, is hosting a Joint concert with Oxford Welsh Male... more
Saturday, 2 June 2018 - 11:00am
Free fun for all the family by day, live music with good bands in the evening. Hold the date for one... more
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The Green Man, music, myth, childrens activity, abingdon, to do in abingdon
Saturday, 27th January10:00am-12:00pm
Price: £6.00  Time: 10am-12pm Aprons and all equipment supplied. Free tea/coffee for accompanying ad... more
Mythical Monsters, Abingdon, Volunteer craft, workshop, things to do
Tuesday, 13th February10:30am-3:00pm
Dive in to the mystical world of monsters, myths and tales with this workshop creating masks, silhou... more
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:00pm
Tim Healey explores the story behind the mysterious leafy mask seen on our old parish churches, in 1... more
abingdon museum, easter, crafts, family activity
Tuesday, 3rd April10:30am-3:00pm
Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this... more
abingdon museum, easter, crafts, family activity
Saturday, 7th April10:30am-3:00pm
Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this... more
abingdon museum, crafts, building, history, family activity
Thursday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Construct your own 3D building, or can you recreate one of Abingdon's historic buildings using card... more
Friday, 27th July10:00am-4:00pm
To celebrare the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activities tak... 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
abingdon museum, crafts, summer, history, family activity
Tuesday, 21st August10:30am-3:00pm
Its time to get creative! Come and design something amazing from a wide range of exciting and colour... more
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