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Caption for Abingdon, St Helen's School 1925: Moving north-west from Albert Park to the Faringdon Road, the town tour finishes at the School of St Helen and St Katherine, as it is now named. Designed by Frank Pearson in 1904 in a rather different style from the High Victorian Grammar School of thirty years earlier (view 31698), it is in a free Queen Anne style. The chapel to the right, also by Pearson, was added in 1922. The school opened in January 1906 and was run by the Sisters of the Community of St Mary in Wantage.

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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