Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society

Online Archaeological Resources

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) team in York has used the current lull in its work programme to put together an Archaeology Resources Hub. There's an eclectic mixture of stuff on there, so you may well find something to take your interest while stuck indoors over the next few weeks/months.

There's also a list on there of archaeological sites across the UK that are usually open to the public and which have launched survival appeals to help them get through the current crisis. There's a very real danger that some might be forced to close permanently without the money from gate receipts that they usually rely upon. 

 

Other AAAHS Websites

The Abingdon Buildings & People website now has almost 150 articles on Abingdon's historic streets and buildings, its families and people. The project is ongoing, and would welcome additional members. 

The Ock Street Heritage Project is no longer active, but much of its output is available online.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/aaahs/info is a group site for discussion of anything within the AAAHS field of interest. You don't have to be a member to join. If you have a question about Abingdon's history or archaeology, an opinion to air or an announcement to make, this is the place.

 

Other Abingdon interest

The Abingdon town website - information, organisations, events

Abingdon County Hall Museum 

The Abingdon Blog - a long-running chronicle of local happenings

Abingdon Walks - walks, information and picture gallery

Friends of Abingdon - civic society

Abingdon Roll of Honour - Abingdon men in the Great War

Abingdon Roll of Honour - searchable

The Lost Abbey Education Pack

Charters of Abingdon Abbey in the time of Faritius - what you get when you are obstetrician to the king's wife and mistresses!

Oxfordshire Historian and writer Julie Ann Godson covers the Abingdon area. She has a FaceBook page and a website.

Abingdon and surrounding areas facts and history is an interesting FaceBook page

 

Related societies in and around Abingdon

Abingdon Museum Friends

Didcot and District Archaeological and Historical Society (DDAHS)

Radley History Club

Sutton Courtenay Local History Society

Marcham Society

Berkshire Family History Society (VoWH Branch)

 

 Regional Societies

Berkshire Local History Association

The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS)

Oxfordshire Buildings Record

Oxfordshire Local History Association

South Midlands Archaeology