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Down the Thames Photographic Memories

Down the Thames Photographic Memories

The photo 'Abingdon, Market Place and Queen Victoria Statue 1890' appears in this book.

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Caption for Abingdon, Market Place 1890: This is very much an archive photograph, for only the bank on the left survives from 1890: Queen Victoria's statue, commemorating her Golden Jubilee of 1887, was moved to the abbey park in 1946, while the gutless Corn Exchange of 1886 and the Queen's Hotel of 1864 were swept away for the awful 1960s Bury Street shopping street.

An extract from Down the Thames Photographic Memories.

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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