Abingdon, High Street c.1965

Abingdon, High Street c.1965

Neg. A15142


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The impressive building just right of centre was once Berkshire's old County Hall. Christopher Kempster, a master mason who had worked for Sir Christopher Wren, built it between 1678 and 1682. Today it houses the town's museum. On days of royal celebration, buns are thrown from the balconied roof; this tradition dates back to the coronation of George III.

Memories of Abingdon-on-Thames

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

Stevens Boat Yard And Tea Gardens

My Great Grand parents owned Stevens Boat Yard and tea gardens at that time. I can't see if the name Stevens is clear on the building at the front of the point of the island but that is what its says. The people in the skiff may also be them I can't see well enough in this small photo. My Great ...Read full memory

A memory of Abingdon-on-Thames by liz

The Restaurant Workers

When my mother was a cook at Abingdon School and St.Helens School, she would work in the restaurant kitchen during the school holidays! And my Sister Doreen had her wedding reception in the restaurant back in 1961. One could also take a Salters Ferry from here to Oxford or Wallingford etc! You can see one of Salters boats in the foreground (Happy Days..)

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

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