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Caption for Abingdon, Bridge Restaurant and Tea Gardens c1950: There was always a flurry of excitement and activity at the Bridge Restaurant and Tea Gardens on Nags Head Island when the pleasure boats arrived, especially during the summer. Salters Steamers once ran a service between Windsor and Oxford, the entire journey taking two days. Today they only ply between Oxford and Abingdon.

Memories of Abingdon, Bridge Restaurant and Tea Gardens c1950

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..)

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