Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society

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MG Apprentices

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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 are encouraged to write for the Society's bi-annual newsletter, which is published on the website.

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. Visitors are very welcome to attend meetings at a cost of £3.

The new Meetings Programme 2018-19 is now available

The AAAHS has an online Bulletin Board at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/aaahs
You can also follow us on Twitter - click to go there.

 Next Talk:

Thursday 15th November 2018 at 7.45pm in the Northcourt Centre, Abingdon OX14 1NS

 Michael Bloom: A History of Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains.
Gergeti Trinity Church
 
 
 
This comprehensively illustrated talk will cover the history of Georgia from earliest times to the present day, and will include social and cultural as well as political aspects.

 
 
[Image shows Gergeti Trinity Church by courtesy of Lidia IIona]
 
Michael Bloom
 
 
 
Michael Bloom has been involved with Georgia since 1988 when he first visited it as part of the then Soviet Union. He began to study the choral folk music tradition of the country in 1995 and, through this interest, met his Georgian wife Eliso which cemented his involvement with the country. Regular visits followed during which he travelled all over Georgia and deepened his interest in all aspects of the country.
 

 
 
 
Next Local History Group meeting: 

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 30th October 2018 starting at 7.45pm in the Pendarvis Room  at 35 Ock Street, Abingdon OX14 5AG. 

For security reasons the front door is kept locked, so ring the bell and you will be let in.

For more information contact John Foreman,  at local@aaahs.org.uk

AAAHS Local History Group Convenor

Please find further details in the Current Activities - Local History section on this site.