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Caption for Abingdon, the Bridges from the Church Tower c1945: Here we see the river bridges and Nag's Head island, which separates the main river on the right and the back water on its left. The bridge on the right is known as Burford Bridge and that on the left is Abingdon Bridge. Oxfordshire's boundary was on the right bank with the riverside path until 1974, when Abingdon and north Berkshire became part of Oxfordshire. In the foreground are the roofs of the barns and warehouses of the maltings, evidence of the importance of the river to Abingdon's industrial past.

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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