Abingdon, Albert Park, The Albert Memorial 1925
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Photo of Abingdon, Albert Park, The Albert Memorial 1925

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Until the mid 19th century, Abingdon grew little beyond its Tudor limits, but in the 1860s an estate of villas around a public park was set out to the north of Ock Street. The park itself was presented by Christ's Hospital charity, who ran the almshouses. Little was developed until the later 1870s, but Albert Park heralded a new era of civic pride and prosperity. Albert Park lay at the estate's north end, with the largest villas along its north side to the right of this view, which was taken looking west towards the Albert Memorial.

A Selection of Memories from Abingdon-on-Thames

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Abingdon-on-Thames

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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 now the Shell garage above the Ascot road with wreckage falling around that area. Sadly both ...see more
I used to work in fine fare wallington in 1970 have you got any photos
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 neighbourhood. Our building had Canadians in the top flat, English in the middle and Japanese on ...see more
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.