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Caption for Abingdon, the Queen's Hotel c1955: By the 1950s the Market Place had become a car park and the statue had gone. Everything from the left of the view as far right as the brick building with the dormer was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the deadly Bury Street shopping precinct, which opened in 1970. The building glimpsed to the left of centre with the white pediment and the tower is the old fire station built in 1922; the tower is its practice fire- fighting tower surmounted by a siren. It is now demolished, and its site is part of the shopping precinct.

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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