Abingdon, The Boat House 1890

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Caption for Abingdon, The Boat House 1890: We are looking upstream from the centre of the 14th-century stone bridge across the Thames where it crosses Nag's Head Island. The landing stage to the Crown and Thistle, a hotel some way away on Bridge Street, now belongs to The Mill House, the pub on the island. The weatherboarded outbuilding has since been demolished.

An extract from Down the Thames Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abingdon-on-Thames


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)

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.

My Great Grand parents owned Stevens Boat Yard and tea gardens at that time. I can't see if the name Stevens is clear on the building at the front of the point of the island but that is what its says. The people in the skiff may also be them I can't see well enough in this small photo. My Great (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Abingdon, The Boat House 1890: We are looking upstream from the centre of the 14th-century stone bridge across the Thames where it crosses Nag's Head Island. The landing stage to the Crown and Thistle, a hotel some way away on Bridge Street, now belongs to The Mill House, the pub on the island. The weatherboarded outbuilding has since been demolished.

An extract from Down the Thames Photographic Memories.

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