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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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Friday, 27th March7:00pm-11:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Charlie Birks is hosting a Charity evening on Friday 27th March 2020 in... more
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Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 7:30pm
The town's film society moves away from its Thursday base at Crabtree Place as Andrew Youdell from t... more
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 10:00am
This is a competitive trading day as personal develpment for people from local schools. Students wor... more
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 7:30pm
Tickets at a discount if bought in advance from Mostlt Books for a programme of Strauss and Elgar wi... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
ATOM Festival has dozens of events with guest speakers. One of the final attractions is the technolo... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
An excellent event for enthusiasts with at least eighteen railway layouts all unique and stalls and... more
From Tuesday, 31st March to Thursday, 2nd April7:30pm-7:30pm
New theatre company perform original, new version of old classic. Frankenstein by Nick Dear. Based o... more
Friday, 10 April 2020 - 11:30am
More information including times on the Church in Abingdon near the date
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Friday 1st May morning welcome in  Spring and the month of May with music and flowers. 7.45 am un... more
Friday, 8 May 2020 - 11:00am
Many towns and villages will hold events to remember and mark the end of the War in Europe on 8th Ma... more
Saturday, 16 May 2020 - 10:00am
16th May Dementia Awareness Day you can come along and find out anything you would like to know for... more
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Thursday, 20th February10:30am-3:00pm
Come and try our mixed media crafts, celebrating the winter season. Our volunteer-run family activit... more
Saturday, 14th March10:30am-3:30pm
Event part of the ATOM Festival of Science & Tecnology Find out how to develop your own Youtube... more
Saturday, 21st March10:30am-3:30pm
Look into the past with expert of Geology. The Earth contains secrets of a lost time when giant anim... more
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