Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society

Picture1Exploring Abingdon's Past:
50 years of Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society.

An Exhibition at Abingdon Museum from 7th July to 23rd September 2018. 

Gallery Activities  from 21st to 29th July

 

The Lambrick Lecture 2018

In the new Past Talks section of the Research Archive we have the full text of Manfred Brod’s Lambrick Lecture talk, “Abingdon – monastic estate to borough".
April 2018

 

Vacancy on the AAAHS Committee

 
 Manfred Brod is no longer serving on the committee as he has served his maximum time there. He was Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Web-master. So well did he do these jobs that we have yet to find an individual who is willing to take them all on. If you are able to help the running of this Society by helping with just one of these jobs, or would like to know more – no commitment – then please contact any member of the Committee. You will be greatly welcomed!
January 2018
 
Exhibitions
 
The AAAHS are always looking for new material to exhibit - 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