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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, 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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20th October and look out for the November date
Sunday, 20 October 2019 - 2:00pm
This brilliant new music event started with the longest day and is building - with gigs planned for... 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
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 7:15pm
Following 2019 Passion Play you are welcome at this sociable AGM as a review of the 2019 event and t... more
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 9:15am
Tuesday 29th 9.30 am to 12.00 a music and fun morning with crafts, percussion, singing, composing fo... more
Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
In the perfect acoustics of Yolande Paterson Hall this is a sparkling programme withyoung  local flu... more
Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:00am
One day sessions are available as well as part-time courses through our inspiring adult education tu... more
Friday, 6 December 2019 - 6:00pm
Please see the town's civic society information for details and times. www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk... 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
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Wednesday, 30th October10:30am-3:00pm
Climb aboard and construct your own moving object. Enjoy all the fun of the fair! Time: 10:30 - 12:3... 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
Saturday, 7th December10:30am-3:00pm
Popular as ever, our Xmas crafts activity is just around the corner. Will you make something for you... more
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