Abingdon, The Square 1893
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Photo of Abingdon, The Square 1893

More about this scene

Now in Ock Street, Frith's photographer was looking into High Street (right) a decade after the fire that destroyed this corner. The Free Library seen in A15141 gad not yet replaced the gabled timber-frame building then occupied by Smith's the chemist's. However, the two post-fire Victorian buildings are complete, the one nearer Smith's the post office (today it has a 1954 stone-framed shop front). The three-storey gabled building built for Harris & Jackson, auctioneers and valuers, is now painted and altered. The lime trees (now gone) were planted in 1888, when the Square was no longer a livestock market.

A Selection of Memories from Abingdon-on-Thames

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Abingdon-on-Thames

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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 now the Shell garage above the Ascot road with wreckage falling around that area. Sadly both ...see more
I used to work in fine fare wallington in 1970 have you got any photos
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 neighbourhood. Our building had Canadians in the top flat, English in the middle and Japanese on ...see more
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.