Abingdon, Abbey Mill 1890

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Caption for Abingdon, Abbey Mill 1890: Abingdon Abbey was founded in 675 AD, and the town grew up at its gates. However, nothing remains of its great monastic church. Along Thames Street, east of the town's medieval river bridge, abbey buildings remain. Note the gabled 13th-century chimney stack to The Chequer. The mill, functioning in 1890, is now a house, and the weatherboarded bag-hoist house has gone.

An extract from Down the Thames Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abingdon-on-Thames


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)

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 are many (...Read full memory)

My Dad was in the Canadian army and was posted to London when I was 7 years old . We lived in the top flat at 27 Chartfield Avenue . What a magical place ! The back yard was huge, with apple, pear and cherry trees to climb and a massive grassy area to run . We were an international (...Read full memory)

I am trying to obtain information regarding a mid- air collision over Bracknell Berkshire in the 1940’s. Believed to be 1943 but could a few years away from that date. It is believed to be between a Hurricane and a Spitfire but there is also no confirmation of that. The incident happened opposite what is (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Abingdon, Abbey Mill 1890: Abingdon Abbey was founded in 675 AD, and the town grew up at its gates. However, nothing remains of its great monastic church. Along Thames Street, east of the town's medieval river bridge, abbey buildings remain. Note the gabled 13th-century chimney stack to The Chequer. The mill, functioning in 1890, is now a house, and the weatherboarded bag-hoist house has gone.

An extract from Down the Thames Photographic Memories.

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