The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Abingdon "Boys" School


Abingdon Boys School (A.B.S) are a Japanese rock band named after the school in Abingdon where the English rock band Radiohead started.

The real school - pictured above - is simply called 'Abingdon School'. Before that it was 'Abingdon Grammar School', and before that 'Roysse's Grammar School'. It is still called Roysse's by some Abingdonians.

Good to see such tributes from the highly fashionable Japanese culture which brought us manga (comics). It doesn't look like they got their uniforms from the Abingdon School shop though.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mervyn said...

I have lived in Abingdon (and now Steventon) for some seventy years and I was educated at Abingdon School in the 1940s. I've never heard anyone refer to Abingdon School as 'The Roysse'. In my day it was usually referred to as 'The Grammar School' or simply as 'Roysse's'.

6 September 2007 16:17  
Blogger back streeter said...

correction made

6 September 2007 19:48  

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