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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)

I used to work in fine fare wallington in 1970 have you got any photos

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.

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)

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