Around Abingdon, A Second Selection, the Nigel Hammond

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Around Abingdon, A Second Selection, the Nigel Hammond

Around Abingdon, A Second Selection, the Nigel Hammond

Published by Tempus, 128 pages. Paperback (N5979)

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From the rear side cover: This second selection of photographs and illustrations of the Abingdon area again recalls a bygone era in a part of England that has seen dramatic changes over the years. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Abingdon thrived as the county town of Berkshire, as an agricultural market and as a centre for medium-scale manufacturing, commerce and trade. More recently, the MG car factory and the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell have led to continued prosperity and a steady growth in the population of the area. The famous sons and daughters of Abingdon are honoured here, as are the everyday folk that have made the town what it is today. Diandsaul. There is also a chapter devoted to the Berkshire Yeomanry, which served with distinction in the Gallipoli and Palestine campaigns of the First World War.

Following the success of his earlier volume in this series, well-known local writer Nigel Hammond - also honorary archivist at Christ's Hospital, Abingdon - has again produced a compilation that captures the spirit of this historic town. The accompanying captions are full of local detail, making this an important historical document as well as a nostalgic trip down memory lane for all those who know the area.
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