History on a Plate – Heritage Weekend event
Blue Plates, similar to the Blue Plaque scheme, will be displayed around the Town to commemorate establishments that sold food and drink and those who ran them. Some of these places no longer exist, so look for the plates in unexpected places.
Over the years, buildings in Abingdon have changed their use as society and its needs have changed. Our Blue Plates are just a snapshot of some of the places that have now vanished, such as cafés and restaurants, or where the premises now do something different. Some were family-run shops like bakeries, or beer retailers. The plates recall the names of some of the people who ran them, too. In conjunction with the launch of the World War One website, if any of these places had a connection with one of the featured soldiers or families on this site, there will be a QR code to link you directly to the webpage so you can find out more.
Pick up a trail leaflet and family quiz sheet from our Market Place Information stall on Saturday or Sunday or download it from the Abingdon Heritage website https://www.abingdonheritage.org.uk/ from the evening of Friday 17 September.