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


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 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)

I remember the school trip to the Isle of Wight May 19th to June 2nd 1961. I still have my notes and scarp book. I had a really great time and went back 2 years ago to have another look. The isle of Wight still lovely. I met up in 1973 with either Pat or Linda Long who worked in the child care at Charing Cross & Fulham Hospital when my father was there.

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)

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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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