Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society


If you missed the photograph exhibition 'Abingdon in the 1950s' which was held in the Community Shop in September there is an opportunity to see it in Abingdon Library. Sections of the exhibition are being displayed upstairs in the library and will be changed monthly.

The AAAHS are always looking for new material - photographs, information, memories..... If you can offer something please get in touch through this site or take it in to the library, where photographs will be scanned and returned.
December, 2016
Two New Recollections
 We have two new additions to the Recollections section in the Research Archive.

 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.

November, 2016
Lecture by Air Vice Marshall Peter Dye: Above The Dreaming Spires ‘Oxfordshire’s Great War Aviation Story'.
Dye and cadetsOn the 20th of October we had a very successful talk by Air Vice-Marshal Dye. He outlined some of the characters and places that are part of our local early flying military history. Due to advance enquiries we had we expected a large attendance and on the night we nearly ran out of chairs. We were honoured to host a group from the local Abingdon Air Cadets that had seen the talk was on and wished to attend.
John Foreman, October 2016