The Abingdon Blog

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

Saturday, 15 August 2009

19 Bath Street

While I was away I got a few e-mails which have given me a few ideas for future posts. Take this... "Would you happen to know if number 19 Bath Street is still there & whether it's a house or a house over a shop now? "

In the 1953 Abingdon Who's Who The Black Swan is described as being on one corner of Bury Street which leads me to believe that 19 Bath Street was on the facing corner...

where those red bags are, near where Woolworths deliveries used to come in.

19 Bath Street disappeared from the Abingdon Who's Who Directory between 1967 and 1969. In 1967 it was Jeanettes, a ladies hairdresser, and some time before that it had been sometimes dual occupancy and sometimes single occupancy.

People like Jackie Smith, our town archivist, contactable through the town council, and our other notable local historians, and many of our lifelong Abingdonians, could probably tell you more...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at 19 Bath Street, it is the address of Lloyds Pharmacy.

24 August 2009 14:26  
Blogger Backstreeter said...

Lloyds Pharmacy is 19 Bury Street according to the Yellow Pages, not 19 Bath Street. But it could be where 19 Bath Street was. I had not thought of that possibility.

24 August 2009 21:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, you're right LOL. don't even know where I work LOL

25 August 2009 23:41  

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