Saturday, 30 June 2012

Abingdon-on-Thames


Abingdon or Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town in the Vale of White Horse. It is an ancient town with settlements here for over 6,000 years.  The building above is the County Hall Museum which was originally the market hall and county offices.


There are many fine old buildings in Abingdon and visitors can see the Benedictine Abingdon Abbey, the Abingdon Bridge over the Thames which dates from 1416 and St Helen's Church which was constructed around 1100.

Abingdon is well known for its Morris Dancing heritage. Each year a special ceremony is held to elect a Mayor of Ock Street who once elected parades through the town with a troupe of Morris Dancers.

MG cars were once made in Abingdon. It is also home to the famous ale called Old Speckled Hen.


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