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The Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon is Nicola Blackwood (Conservative).

A truly sensational collection of luxury saxonies that are both soft to touch and yet extremely durable underfoot.

The Roysse Room was the site of Abingdon School (then 'Roysse's School') from 1563 until it moved to its current site after an indenture by John Roysse, who had been born and educated in Abingdon before he moved to London. The room is now part of the civic offices.

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The next Abingdon Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 23rd October 2016, starting at 09:00hrs.

Industrially, Abingdon was best known for the MG car factory, which opened in 1929. 1,155,032 cars were made at the plant over the next 51 years until British Leyland closed it on 24 October 1980.[citation needed]

Schools Primaries: Long Furlong, Dunmore, St Nicolas CofE, Carswell Community, Caldecott and Thameside are all “good”, says Ofsted, with Rush Common and Thomas Reade “outstanding”. Secondaries: John Mason and Larkmead are both “good”. Lots of independents.

 This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

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The town is also represented on Oxfordshire County Council.

The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 33,130.[1] This is 2,504 more than in the 2001 Census total of 30,626, and represents just over 8% growth in the population.[2]

Abingdon RUFC was formed at the Queens Hotel on 27 February 1931. During the '30s the club was based at the Queens Hotel and games were played on the Council owned recreation ground at Caldecott Road. Immediately after the Second World War the club moved to outside the RAF camp (now Dalton Barracks) which offered on-site changing facilities and later a pitch inside the camp. At the start of the Suez Crisis in 1956 play temporarily returned to the Caldecott Road site because of security risks.

Redevelopment of Old Gaol began in 2010.[19] The first stage was demolishing the 1970s additions and swimming pool extension. The Gaol is to become luxury flats, shops and restaurants, with promised access to the riverside. Part of the old Police Station will be demolished to access the older building of the Old Gaol.

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In the 13th and 14th centuries, Abingdon was a flourishing agricultural centre with an extensive trade in wool and a famous weaving and clothing manufacturing industry. The abbot seems to have held a market from very early times and charters for the holding of markets and fairs were granted by various sovereigns, from Edward I to George II. In 1337 there was a famous riot in protest at the Abbot's control of this market in which several of the monks were killed.

Abingdon has been occupied from the early to middle Iron Age and the remains of a late Iron Age defensive enclosure (or oppidum) lies below the town centre. The oppidum was in use throughout the Roman occupation.

Abingdon /ˈæbɪŋdən/, also known as Abingdon on Thames or Abingdon-on-Thames, is a market town and civil parish in England. Historically, it was the county town of Berkshire, but it has been in the administrative county of Oxfordshire since 1974.

Abingdon Golf Club/North Berks Golf Club (now defunct) was first mentioned in 1876. The club disappeared at the time of WW2.[21]

The famous rock band Radiohead formed in Abingdon in 1985. The band grew to become highly successful, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide. In 2011, Radiohead were ranked the third best British artists of all time by Paste, below only the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.[20] In 2005, Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone's list of "The Greatest Artists of All Time".

Abingdon School Park Road, Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 1DE Tel: +44 1235 521563 as.reception@abingdon.org.uk

The case against The curse of Fat Face: all a bit chinos and posh-chains in the centre. Ditch the blandness, Abingdon. Commuting to Oxford, just a few miles away, is not without its challenges.

In 1084, William the Conqueror celebrated Easter at the Abbey and then left his son, the future Henry I, to be educated there.

Abingdon has had members representing the county, progressing to first-class level and on to international status in the Five Nations Tournament.


Abingdon is 6 miles (10 km) south of Oxford, 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Witney and 19 miles (31 km) north of Newbury in the flat valley of the Thames on its west (right) bank, where the small river Ock flows in from the Vale of White Horse. It is on the A415 between Witney and Dorchester, adjacent to the A34 trunk road, linking it with the M4 and M40 motorways. The B4017 and A4183 also link the town, both being part of the old A34 and often heavily congested.

Mary Buxton “Lots of opportunities for sports, music and church-centred activities, all with a truly cosmopolitan mix of people. Best hidden secret is the spiritual centre, St Ethelwold’s House.”

Local bus services to Oxford and the surrounding areas are run by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, Thames Travel, the Oxford Bus Company and smaller independent companies.

Come and witness one of our living traditions, taste something new at one of our markets, dance with our Morris dancers or simply sit by the river with a picnic. Abingdon-on-Thames proudly claims to be the oldest town in the country, but with a genuine community spirit and lively events driven by local people, it feels energising, alive and kicking!

According to local legend, prior to its conversion in the 1970s, the gaol was haunted by the ghost of an eight-year-old boy who, after being convicted for arson in the mid-19th century, became the youngest person in the UK to be executed by hanging.[32]

There is a Second World War FW3/28A pillbox by the River Ock near Marcham Road.[33]

Sport and recreation facilities include White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Tilsley Park and the Southern Town Park.

Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, the 250 year-old moment of Market Place mayhem which is our way of celebrating some royal occasions.

The nearest railway station is Radley, two miles (3 km) away. Abingdon was served by a branch line but the line and Abingdon railway station were closed in 1963. Much of the original Abingdon branch line is now a cyclepath, whilst the land on which the station stood has been extensively redeveloped, and is now the site of a large Waitrose store and surrounded by a large number of new flats and houses.

In 2013 -14 Abingdon RFC's President, Paul Murphy MBE, was also the President of the RFU.

Old Speckled Hen ale was originally brewed by Morlands of Abingdon to commemorate the MG factory in the town.

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Abingdon had four cinemas but all have closed.[15] The last was the Regal, which closed in 1989. It stood derelict for 24 years until it was demolished in 2003 and replaced by housing development, Regal Close.[16]

Independent day and boarding school for boys aged 11-18. Weekly and full boarding from 13 years.

The Abingdon Sevens traditionally opens the Home Counties' playing season and has attracted sides from throughout the country and beyond. Initiated in 1956 as a one-off tournament to celebrate the town's 400th anniversary of receiving a Royal Charter, it proved so successful that the competition has been held on an annual basis ever since.