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Caption for Abingdon, View From The Elms 1890: We are now on the Oxfordshire bank. This is a view looking east, with Nag's Head Island in the middle distance. The fortress- like building at the far left is the former Abingdon Gaol, which was built between 1805 and 1811 to designs by Daniel Harris, an Oxford architect. This was an attempt by the borough to keep the county assizes and prevent them going permanently to Reading. The gaol had a short life: the assizes were finally lost, and it closed in 1868. A recent use as an arts centre has collapsed, and it remains boarded up (2004).

Memories of Abingdon-on-Thames

I used to work in fine fare wallington in 1970 have you got any photos

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)

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