Gallery of Old Photos of Abingdon (Part 1)

Ever since the birth of photography, local people have been using the camera to record a wide range of street scenes, important events and interesting buildings in Abingdon. Fortunately, Abingdon archivists, down the years, have kept these historical gems in good condition, and now a project is in place to digitise all the photographs. Take a look and see how much the town has changed and how much has remained recognisable.

beesleys
Beesley's in the High Street
britannia-pub
Britannia pub in West St Helen Street
thames-street
Thames Street
abbey-derelict
Abbey Buildings before restoration
fishing
Fishing trip on the Thames
rising-sun
Rising Sun Temperence Hotel, Bath Street, 1895
brewertons
Brewerton's Photo Studio & Picture Framers
street-celebrations
Street Celebrations
queen-victoria
Statue of Queen Victoria in the Market Square
abbey-river
Abbey Buildings before restoration
high-street
High Street
coseners-house
Cosener's House
christs-hospital
Christ's Hospital
man-on-bike
Man riding odd contraption on the Causeway
boat-race
Boat Race on the Thames
albert-memorial
Albert Memorial
abingdon-school
Abingdon Grammar School
market-square
Celebrations in the Market Square
st-nicolas
St Nicolas Church and Guildhall
carpet-factory
Abingdon Carpet Factory
straw-boaters
Straw Boaters a-plenty at County Hall
braggs
Bragg's - selling Cleveland petrol
gargoyle-tea-house
The Gargoyle Tea House
boots
Boots, when it was in the High Street