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Abingdon-on-Thames

Thanks to Tom Kirkby for the amazing video

About Abingdon-on-Thames

Welcome to the Abingdon-on-Thames edition of The Oxford Magazine.

Located on the River Thames, a few miles downriver from Oxford, and famous for its Bun-Throwing, a unique tradition for celebrating major royal occasions which dates back over 250 years, Abingdon is a large, thriving town with some very imposing architecture in its centre.

Designed by a protégé of Sir Christopher Wren, Abingdon County Hall is very grand, with tall arcades that would have provided a sophisticated space for markets and meetings. It was built as a county hall for Berkshire between 1678 and 1683, and it boasts fine views of the the market square from the rooftop.

Abingdon Bridge has spanned the River Thames since 1416, despite needing running repairs down the centuries. The defunct Abingdon Abbey is enclosed in a lovely park in the town and, although the abbey church is long gone, you can still identify the monastic buildings, including the Long Gallery, an evocative half-timbered hall.


Local news & stories

Milton Park is celebrating first year anniversary of its schools engagement programme
/ Education

Milton Park is celebrating first year anniversary of its schools engagement programme

Milton Park is celebrating a successful first year of its schools-engagement initiative, Explore Milton Park, which has inspired 1,000 young students to consider a future in STEAM careers.
Construction nearing completion at Orwell Park in Sutton Courtenay
/ Construction & Real Estate

Construction nearing completion at Orwell Park in Sutton Courtenay

Building work is nearing completion at Linden Homes’ Orwell Park location in Sutton Courtenay, where just two homes remain for sale. The final two properties available to reserve at the development are the four-bedroom Cottingham and five-bedroom Fletcher house types.
Regional construction firm Stepnell completes boathouse for Headington School.
/ Construction & Real Estate

Regional construction firm Stepnell completes boathouse for Headington School

Stepnell, a leading regional construction firm in central and southern England, has completed the build of Maddy Moorings boathouse on the River Thames, in Long Wittenham, for Headington School.
White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre to get new 3G tennis courts in major revamp.
/ Community

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre to get new 3G tennis courts in major revamp

Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, 05 February, to install four new 3G Artificial Turf Pitch (ATP) tennis courts to replace the current Astro tennis courts at the centre.
Dramatic aerial photo highlights the importance of floodplains to wildlife and people.
/ Environment

Dramatic aerial photo highlights the importance of floodplain to wildlife and people

A dramatic aerial photo of hundreds of acres of farmland and countryside in flood shows how the Thames floodplain can store water to help people and wildlife – and tackle the effects of climate change.
Andrew Day, Head Teacher at The Unicorn School, Abingdon, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2024
/ Education

The Unicorn School Head Teacher Andrew Day awarded MBE in New Year Honours List 2024

Andrew Day, Head Teacher at The Unicorn School, Abingdon, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2024 in recognition of his services to education.
Abingdon-based Planet IT celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party at Oxford Town Hall
/ Professional Services

Abingdon-based Planet IT celebrates 20 years of innovation and growth

Abingdon-based Planet IT, that provides outsourced IT support and supplies to organisations locally, nationally and globally, has celebrated its 20th anniversary with a glittering party at Oxford Town Hall.
The Rosalind Franklin Institute appointsProfessor Paul Matthews as new director
/ Education

The Rosalind Franklin Institute appoints Professor Paul Matthews as new director

The Rosalind Franklin Institute, based at Harwell Campus near Didcot, has appointed Professor Paul Matthews as its new Institute Director.
The Unicorn School in Abingdon is set to double its pupil numbers with the acquision of the former Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater restaurant building on Marcham Road.
/ Education

Unicorn School to double pupil numbers with acquision of former Premier Inn building

The Unicorn School in Abingdon is set to double its pupil numbers with the acquision of the former Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater restaurant building on Marcham Road.
A historic ‘Milton Wonder’ sapling has been planted by the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire to commemorate His Majesty’s Coronation on the day of his 75th birthday.
/ Construction & Real Estate

‘Milton Wonder’ sapling planted at Milton Park on HM King’s birthday.

A historic ‘Milton Wonder’ sapling has been planted by the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire to commemorate His Majesty’s Coronation on the day of his 75th birthday.