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Caption for Abingdon, Culham Bridge c1950: This view is not of the 15th-century bridge at Culham, but of the one on the road that crosses the Culham Cut, with Culham Lock a hundred yards behind the photographer. Culham Cut was dug in 1809 to cut off a winding section of the Thames as it passed Sutton Courtenay. In this view, a Salter's steamer, the 'Wargrave', heads for the lock, watched by sea cadets on their whaler the 'Firefly'. The lock keeper's cottage is not of 1809: it was, like many others, rebuilt by the Thames Conservancy, in this case in 1958.

Memories of Abingdon-on-Thames

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)

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)

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)

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