Abingdon, County Hall (The Town Hall) c.1960
Photo ref: A15110
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Photo ref: A15110
Photo of Abingdon, County Hall (The Town Hall) c.1960

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The Town Hall was designed by Christopher Kempster, who was probably advised by Sir Christopher Wren, as Kempster was one of the masons he used in rebuilding London after the Great Fire of 1666. The Town Hall was built between 1678 and 1685 at a cost of £2,772. Stone plaques record its erection by the Corporation in 1677, a restoration in 1853, and further restoration by the Ministry of Works in the 1950s – at that time it was a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Nowadays it is a museum. In this view the photographer was looking left into East St Helen Street and right into the start of the High Street.

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.