Next Talk : 19:45 Thursday May 16th
The Origins of Wessex Project The Upper Thames Valley in the early Anglo-Saxon period
Speaker: Helena Hamerow
Venue Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon OX141NS
The ABINGDON I REMEMBER
Transcribed from copy held by Judy White, with added sub-headings and minor changes to punctuation. The date and author are unknown. Describes Abingdon c.1920, but probably written c.1960.
Despite being a very personal account and lack of a date or author, it is probably the best detailed description of Abingdon as it was in the early 20th century. Somebody must know who the author was?
Click here to read "ABINGDON? YES, I REMEMBER WHEN"
1947 Abingdon Flood Memories
We were flooded at Caldecott Farm House in 1946 or 47. That time there was no warning and I came downstairs to find my wooden clogs floating in a foot of yucky river water in the kitchen.
Because I was a child it was a novelty and school was cancelled but it was heartbreak for the adults who had to shovel out the slimy mud and survey the damage once the water receded. The fetid aroma of the Ock remained for months. J.C. Canada
2007 Abingdon Flood Photos
In the early hours of Sunday morning (22nd July) the Police frantically woke Abingdon residents in forty streets to warn of the impending floods. Many of those residents went downstairs and stepped barefoot into cold water; the Ock had burst its banks.
Click here for Abingdon Flood Photos
Marcham/Frilford Roman Dig
Abingdon on Wikipedia
Who are these people?
Click here for English Heritage Photos of Abingdon
St Helen's Dig Summer 2005
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Activity: Samuel Pepy's Walk 1668
AAAHS Aerial Photos 2005
Abingdon's First World War Roll of Honour
Sue McIntyre has supplied us with an original copy of the Roll of Honour.
This has now been scanned, this is a list of all Abingdonians who served in the Great War, not just those who died.
Roll of Honour
40th Anniversary of Abingdon's Terrible Aircrash July 1965
The Vale Islanders: 17th Century Dancers
The Society organises archaeological excavations around the Abingdon area, and has an enthusiastic digging team. There are usually several excavations running at any one time Click here for Digger Website Section.
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Local history studies
are encouraged, and several members have their own areas of study which they actively pursue..
AAAHS Lectures are usually given on the 3rd Thursday of every month (July and August
excepted) at 19:45 in the Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road OX141NS (Click here for a Map).
Talks embracing archaeology and history, both locally and around the world, are given
by specialists in various fields, often describing their current research
projects. The meetings provide an opportunity for members to meet socially and
exchange news. Non-members are welcome.