HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND GRANT FOR ABINGDON ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT
A Talk on Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 2.30 at Trinity Church Hall, Conduit Road OX14 1DB
Abingdon Area Archaeological & Historical Society: 50 years of uncovering Abingdon’s wonderful past. By Roger Thomas and Bob Evans.
Founded as a working group for rescue archaeology around Abingdon, then expanded in response to the rising enthusiasm for local history, the AAAHS looks back in 2018 on half a century of activity, often working closely with the Oxford Unit of Archaeology. Abingdon has a long and chequered history and the Society has been instrumental in uncovering much of it. Roger, a founder member and former chairman, and Bob, the current chair, reflect on what the society has achieved and the challenges it faces.
On Friday 23rd November there is a special exhibition at the Bridge House Care Home:
The Lambrick Lecture 2018
Vacancy on the AAAHS Committee
uploaded. A gentlemen's dining club of the eighteenth century - and it still exists! Look for it on:
One is the Ron Chung papers; Old courts and slums of Abingdon. Ron was a resident of both the courts and ‘Hollywood’ and was able to record who lived where before the courts were removed. The papers are in the form of notes for a book that was never published.
The other, The Argyle Dairy, is by Sandra Lewis, living in Canada, who has combined family tradition with her own research to give an account of the Argyle Dairy originally set up by her great-grandparents in Victoria Road.