Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society

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High Street, Abingdon, ca 1910

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Ock Street Flooded, 1894

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The Causeway, 1909

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Abingdon Before Developments

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The Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society

 

The AAAHS was founded in 1968, and since then it has been the principal meeting point for all who have an interest in the past of Abingdon and its region.


The society organises monthly lectures by acknowledged authorities on topics related to history and archaeology and to those of Abingdon in particular. There is also, during each summer, a programme of visits to sites of particular significance. Members receive a bi-annual newsletter for which they are encouraged to write.


The society encourages its members to pursue their own research interests, either independently or within its special interest groups, and supports these financially so far as its means allow. Its archaeological group, the longest established, has carried out numerous excavations in and about Abingdon; many of these have been published while others are currently being prepared for publication. The local history group was established in 2000 and since then has taken a number of initiatives, notably including the Ock Street Heritage project of 2006-8 and the 'Abingdon Buildings and People' history website . The society provides guides and lecturers, and cooperates with other local organisations on projects of civic importance.

 

If you want to join the AAAHS, there's a membership form on this website, or you can contact any of the committee members.

 

 

Next Talk:

Thursday, 15 January, 7.45 pm, at the Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon:  MAP

 

Geoffrey Tyack: 'Revising Pevsner: a new edition of The Buildings of England: Berkshire'

 

See the complete lecture programme and additional information for this talk HERE