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Caption for Abingdon, East St Helen Street 1890: Note the house halfway down the street on the left with six windows and a central pedimented doorcase. This is Unicorn House, No 28, which had its moment in history. In December 1688, a plaque informs us, William of Orange, the Dutch ruler, stayed the night here on his way to London from Torbay, having been offered the crown in place of the Catholic James II. He was the guest of the house's owner, Thomas Medlycott, the Recorder of Abingdon.

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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