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Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Abingdon-on-Thames and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Blue Lamp

On the left of this photo you can see the famous blue lamp! Which one could see outside the local Police Stations, and made even more famous by the film, The Blue Lamp and also the TV series, Dixon Of Dock Green. Now right opposite the Police Station was a short wide pathway leading to the Church Hall, where on a ...Read full memory

Cheers Steanes Langfords Simons And More

My mother's ancestors all seemed to live in Abingdon and the surrounding villages of Launton, Kiddlington, Bicester, Charlbury etc. and I am collecting photographic records of these families and their activities for a family tree.  Photos are a good way of recording events.  There ...Read full memory

Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris Invite Whitethorn Morris To Their Day Of Dance

I remember this well - a glorious early Summer's day and lovely spots to play music, dance and drink beer with Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris. We started - I think - at a pub called "The Ox" and progressed through the day with dance ...Read full memory