The Abingdon Blog

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

Thursday, 13 November 2008

The Thames The Thames

The Mayor can be seen here cutting the tape for a new exhibition at Abingdon County Hall Museum.

The exhibition comprises the paintings of Bill Pike, pictured here with his paintings and the Mayor.

The other part of the exhibition has black and white photographs of the River Thames by Henry Taunt. Not a ripple to be seen back in those days.

Here Elizabeth Drury, Abingdon historian, photographer and co-author of the book 'Abingdon Past and Present', talks to Graham Diprose, photographer and co-author of the book 'The River Thames Revisited - in the Footsteps of Henry Taunt'. Both books show photographs comparing past and present.

One of Henry Taunt's modern day relatives was there at the opening. He has a boat on the Thames, moored in Abingdon.


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