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Caption for Abingdon, St Helen's Church Interior 1893: Because of its very constricted site, St Helen's Church is immensely wide but relatively short. The nave and tower are 13th-century, but in the 15th and 16th centuries double aisles were added, each as wide as the main nave. The outer south aisle dates from 1539, and was built from stone salvaged or recycled from the newly dissolved abbey. This view of the interior shows the elegant arcades of the nave and aisles and also the grand Victorian timber chancel screen and the pulpit of 1636, both of which survive today.

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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