Aerial picture of Abingdon in the 1960s

January 19, 2019

Aerial picture
Thankyou to Malcolm for this aerial picture which expands the maps I showed a couple of days ago – on Abbey Close. The top wing of the de Havilland Dragon Rapide from which the picture was taken can just be seen in the right hand corner.
Aerial picture
The railway station can be seen bottom right, the rolling stock are flat bed trucks which were used to transport MG cars.
Aerial picture
The pens of the cattle market can be seen in the area above that, together with St Nicolas Church hall.

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6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. rudi  |  January 19, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    i still remember visiting the cattle market in the 80s – for some reason my mum thought it was a good place to take kids in the school holidays.

  • 2. Badger  |  January 19, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for posting the above pics, superb.

  • 3. ppjs  |  January 20, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Very interesting, Backstreeter.

  • 4. geordie refugee  |  January 20, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    thanks for that backstreeter (and malcolm). we moved to abingdon in 1978 and remember the cattle market and the mg deliveries to the station, and the archaeological digs where the vale offices and car park are now. it’s really interesting to see what went before.

  • 5. pjh64  |  January 22, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Fab photos – many thanks for posting!

    What a lovely town Abingdon was. A branch line, nice big goods yard that took cars made in the town to market, and the cattle market close by.

    At least we’ve got nice council offices and a food shop to show for it all.

  • 6. Peter Edgington  |  January 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Nice pictures Malcolm.

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