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The A34 is a major road in England.
The A415 is a British A road which runs from the A4074 at Berinsfield, Oxfordshire to Witney passing through Abingdon, Marcham and Kingston Bagpuize.
The following is a list of abbots of Abingdon.
Abingdon Abbey was a Benedictine monastery also known as St Mary's Abbey located in Abingdon, historically in the county of Berkshire but now in Oxfordshire, England.
Abingdon & Witney College is a further education provider established in April 2001 after the merger of Abingdon College and West Oxfordshire College.
Abingdon Bridge crosses the River Thames at the town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
Abingdon County Hall Museum (also known as Abingdon Museum) is a local museum in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
Abingdon Lock is a lock on the River Thames in England, less than 1 mile east and upstream of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, on the opposite bank of the river.
The Abingdon Monks' Map (commonly known as The Monks' Map) is a 16th-century map of the River Thames around the town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), England.
Abingdon railway station was a station which until 1963 served the town of Abingdon, then in Berkshire, now in Oxfordshire, in England.
Abingdon School is a day and boarding independent school for boys in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
Abingdon Town Football Club is a football club based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
Abingdon United Football Club is a football club based in Abingdon-on-Thames, England.
Alain Menu (born 9 August 1963 in Geneva) is a Swiss racing driver who is currently working for Team BMR as a driving coach.
Abingdon Park is a park on Park Road in the northwest of the town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), England.
An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions founded upon English law.
Ale is a type of beer brewed using a warm fermentation method, resulting in a sweet, full-bodied and fruity taste.
Alexander of Abingdon was one of the leading sculptors of England around 1300.
Alfred Booth and Company was a British trading and shipping company that was founded in 1866 and traded for more than a century.
Allen & Unwin is an Australian independent publishing company, established in Australia in 1976 as a subsidiary of the British firm George Allen & Unwin Ltd., which was founded by Sir Stanley Unwin in August 1914 and went on to become one of the leading publishers of the twentieth century.
An almshouse (also known as a poorhouse) is charitable housing provided to people in a particular community.
Alvescot is a village and civil parish about south of Carterton, Oxfordshire, England.
Antivirus software, or anti-virus software (abbreviated to AV software), also known as anti-malware, is a computer program used to prevent, detect, and remove malware.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury.
Archibald David Constable (24 February 1774 – 21 July 1827) was a Scottish publisher, bookseller and stationer.
Argos Ltd, trading as Argos, is a British catalogue retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and a subsidiary of Sainsbury's.
The Atomic Energy Research Establishment, known as AERE or colloquially Harwell Laboratory, near Harwell, Oxfordshire, was the main centre for atomic energy research and development in the United Kingdom from the 1940s to the 1990s.
Æbbe (c. 615 – 683) was an Anglian abbess and noblewoman.
Æbbe was a saint venerated in medieval Oxfordshire.
Ælfric of Abingdon (died 16 November 1005) was a late 10th-century Archbishop of Canterbury.
B&M European Retail Value S.A. (also known as B&M Bargains and the larger B&M Homestore) was formed in 1978 and is now one of the leading variety retailers in the United Kingdom, employing over 28,000 staff.
B roads are numbered routes in Great Britain of lesser importance than A roads.
A bailiff (from Middle English baillif, Old French baillis, bail "custody, charge, office"; cf. bail, based on the adjectival form, baiulivus, of Latin bajulus, carrier, manager) is a manager, overseer or custodian; a legal officer to whom some degree of authority or jurisdiction is given.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
BBC Radio Oxford is the BBC Local Radio station for the English county of Oxfordshire, broadcasting on 95.2 FM via the Oxford transmitter, on DAB and online.
Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The Black Country is a region of the West Midlands in England, west of Birmingham, and commonly refers to all or part of the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
Boars Hill is a hamlet southwest of Oxford, straddling the boundary between the civil parishes of Sunningwell and Wootton.
Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
The British Industries Fair was an important exhibition centre in Birmingham, England.
The British Iron Age is a conventional name used in the archaeology of Great Britain, referring to the prehistoric and protohistoric phases of the Iron Age culture of the main island and the smaller islands, typically excluding prehistoric Ireland, which had an independent Iron Age culture of its own.
British Leyland was an automotive engineering and manufacturing conglomerate formed in the United Kingdom in 1968 as British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd (BLMC), following the merger of Leyland Motors and British Motor Holdings.
A bun is a small, sometimes sweet, bread, or bread roll.
Burgess originally meant a freeman of a borough (England, Wales, Ireland) or burgh (Scotland).
Bury St Edmunds is a historic market town and civil parish in the in St Edmundsbury district, in the county of Suffolk, England.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Carpetright plc is one of the largest British retailers of floor coverings.
The ceremonial counties, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England, are areas of England to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed.
The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, including the European Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Tatra Mountains, the Balkans, parts of Turkey, the Caucasus, and the Apennines.
Change ringing is the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a controlled manner to produce variations in their striking sequences.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
Chilswell is a small settlement in the parish of Cumnor, Oxfordshire.
Christ's Hospital of Abingdon is a charity with a long history, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, (formerly Berkshire), England.
The Christian cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus, is the best-known symbol of Christianity.
Christopher Kempster (1627 – 1715) was an English master stonemason and architect who trained with Sir Christopher Wren, working on St Paul's Cathedral.
Sir Christopher Wren PRS FRS (–) was an English anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist, as well as one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history.
In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise".
A county town in Great Britain or Ireland is usually, but not always, the location of administrative or judicial functions within the county.
Culham is a village and civil parish in a bend of the River Thames, south of Abingdon in Oxfordshire.
Cycling infrastructure refers to all infrastructure which may be used by cyclists.
David Greenhalgh Jessel (born 8 November 1945) is a former British TV and radio news presenter, author, and campaigner against miscarriages of justice.
David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.
Dean Whitehead (born 12 January 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Huddersfield Town.
The Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II was a multinational celebration throughout 2012, that marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
Diamond Light Source ("Diamond") is the UK's national synchrotron science facility located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
Didcot is a railway town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and the historic county of Berkshire.
Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett (1948–2015), set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England and Wales and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided for their former personnel and functions.
Dorchester on Thames (or Dorchester-on-Thames) is a village and civil parish in Oxfordshire, about northwest of Wallingford and southeast of Oxford.
Dorothy Miller Richardson (17 May 1873 – 17 June 1957) was a British author and journalist.
Dreams is a United Kingdom-based bed retailer and manufacturer specialising in beds, mattresses, bedroom furniture and bed linen.
Edmund of Abingdon (circa 1174 – 1240) was a 13th-century Archbishop of Canterbury in England.
Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307.
Edward VI (12 October 1537 – 6 July 1553) was King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death.
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603.
Elsevier is an information and analytics company and one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
English Gothic is an architectural style originating in France, before then flourishing in England from about 1180 until about 1520.
English Heritage (officially the English Heritage Trust) is a registered charity that manages the National Heritage Collection.
Epidote is a calcium aluminium iron sorosilicate mineral.
A fair (archaic: faire or fayre), also known as funfair, is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities.
Fitzharrys School, is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in England.
Flip Skateboards is a United States based international skateboard company, co-owned by Jeremy Fox and professional skateboarder Geoff Rowley.
Francis Anthony Aylmer Maude, Baron Maude of Horsham (born 4 July 1953) is a British Conservative politician, who served over 25 years on the front bench in the House of Commons, including posts as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster-General, as well as Member of Parliament representing Horsham in Sussex, and then as Baron Maude of Horsham as Minister of State for Trade and Investment until April 2016.
Free newspapers are distributed free of charge, often in central places in cities and towns, on public transport, with other newspapers, or separately door-to-door.
In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between.
George II (George Augustus; Georg II.; 30 October / 9 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 (O.S.) until his death in 1760.
George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820.
Gerald Roderick Charles Dickens (born 9 October 1963) is an English actor and performer best known for his one man shows based on the novels of his great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens.
The Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was the international celebration held in 2002 marking the 50th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the thrones of seven countries, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was intended by the Queen to be both a commemoration of her 50 years as monarch and an opportunity for her to officially and personally thank her people for their loyalty.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the Midlands, and most of Wales.
First Greater Western Limited, trading as Great Western Railway (GWR), is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup that operates the Greater Western railway franchise.
Greene King is the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer.
A hand axe (or handaxe) is a prehistoric stone tool with two faces that is the longest-used tool in human history.
Heart Thames Valley is a local radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Heart network.
Henry I (c. 1068 – 1 December 1135), also known as Henry Beauclerc, was King of England from 1100 to his death.
Major General Sir Henry Tombs VC KCB (10 November 1825 – 2 August 1874) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
The historic counties of England are areas that were established for administration by the Normans, in many cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires created by the Anglo-Saxons and others.
Anglo-Saxon England was early medieval England, existing from the 5th to the 11th century from the end of Roman Britain until the Norman conquest in 1066.
The Home Office (HO) is a ministerial department of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for immigration, security and law and order.
Homebase is a British home improvement retailer and garden centre, with stores across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
The Horns of Ock Street are the insignia of the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers from the English county of Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire).
An indenture is a legal contract that reflects or covers a debt or purchase obligation.
An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated with any political party.
Inspiral Carpets were an English alternative rock band, formed in 1983 in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
ITV Central, previously known as Central Independent Television, Carlton Central and popularly shortened to Central, is the Independent Television contractor for the Midlands, and was created following the restructuring of ATV and commencing broadcast on 1 January 1982.
ITV Meridian (previously Meridian Broadcasting) is the holder of the ITV franchise for the South and South East of England.
JACK 2 is an Independent Local Radio station broadcasting in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom on FM, the Oxfordshire DAB multiplex and previously in Surrey and Hampshire on DAB and online.
JACK FM is a radio network branding licensed by Sparknet Communications to media outlets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia.
James II and VII (14 October 1633O.S. – 16 September 1701An assertion found in many sources that James II died 6 September 1701 (17 September 1701 New Style) may result from a miscalculation done by an author of anonymous "An Exact Account of the Sickness and Death of the Late King James II, as also of the Proceedings at St. Germains thereupon, 1701, in a letter from an English gentleman in France to his friend in London" (Somers Tracts, ed. 1809–1815, XI, pp. 339–342). The account reads: "And on Friday the 17th instant, about three in the afternoon, the king died, the day he always fasted in memory of our blessed Saviour's passion, the day he ever desired to die on, and the ninth hour, according to the Jewish account, when our Saviour was crucified." As 17 September 1701 New Style falls on a Saturday and the author insists that James died on Friday, "the day he ever desired to die on", an inevitable conclusion is that the author miscalculated the date, which later made it to various reference works. See "English Historical Documents 1660–1714", ed. by Andrew Browning (London and New York: Routledge, 2001), 136–138.) was King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII, from 6 February 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625.
John Creemer Clarke (1821 – 11 February 1895) was an English merchant and manufacturer and a Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1874 to 1885.
John Mason School is a secondary school with Sixth Form situated in the town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
John Haggitt Charles Patten, Baron Patten, PC (born 17 July 1945) is a former Conservative Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon.
John Roysse (1500/01–1571) was an English Mercer and benefactor of Abingdon School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
John Spiers (born 1975) is an English melodeon, concertina and bandoneon player.
JET, the Joint European Torus, is the world's largest operational magnetically confined plasma physics experiment, located at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, UK.
A justice of the peace (JP) is a judicial officer, of a lower or puisne court, elected or appointed by means of a commission (letters patent) to keep the peace.
Kathryn Mary "Kate" Garraway (born 4 May 1967) is an English television and radio presenter, best known for her television roles with ITV Breakfast.
Kencot is a village and civil parish about southwest of Carterton in West Oxfordshire.
The Kennet and Avon Canal is a waterway in southern England with an overall length of, made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a canal.
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England.
Larkmead School is a coeducational Academy for students aged 11 to 18 situated on Faringdon Road, in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK.
Layla Michelle Moran (born 12 September 1982) is a British Liberal Democrat politician.
The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as Lib Dems) are a liberal British political party, formed in 1988 as a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a splinter group from the Labour Party, which had formed the SDP–Liberal Alliance from 1981.
Old Abingdonians are former pupils of Abingdon School, England.
This is a list of characters that appear in Gregory Maguire’s ''Wicked'' series.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.
The Lord Mayor of London is the City of London's mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation.
The M4 is a motorway which runs between London and South Wales in the United Kingdom.
The M40 is a motorway connecting London and Birmingham; part of this road forms a section of the unsigned European route E05.
Mannesmann was a German industrial conglomerate.
Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the Middle Ages, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city.
Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death.
Matthew Simon Taylor (born 27 November 1981) is an English professional footballer and coach who plays as a midfielder for club Swindon Town.
The Mayor of Ock Street is a Mock Mayor tradition from Abingdon in the English county of Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire).
Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of subdivisions of England used for the purposes of local government outside Greater London and the Isles of Scilly.
The MG Car Club is an international club founded in 1930 for owners and enthusiasts of MG cars.
MG, the initials of Morris Garages, is a British automotive marque registered by the now defunct MG Car Company Limited,The M.G. Car Company Limited, incorporated 21 July 1930.
The MGB is a two-door sports car manufactured and marketed by the British Motor Corporation (BMC), later British Leyland, as a four-cylinder, soft-top roadster from 1962 until 1980.
A microbrewery or craft brewery is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer (or sometimes root beer), typically much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries, and is independently owned.
Miele is a German manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances and commercial equipment, headquartered in Gütersloh, Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany.
A millennium (plural millennia or, rarely, millenniums) is a period equal to 1000 years, also called kiloyears.
Milton Park is a mixed use business and technology park operated by MEPC plc.
Minster Lovell is a village and civil parish on the River Windrush about west of Witney in Oxfordshire.
Morland was a British brewery which was bought by Greene King in 2000.
Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music.
A motte-and-bailey castle is a fortification with a wooden or stone keep situated on a raised earthwork called a motte, accompanied by an enclosed courtyard, or bailey, surrounded by a protective ditch and palisade.
The Municipal Corporations Act 1835 (5 & 6 Wm. IV., c.76), sometimes known as the Municipal Reform Act, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in the incorporated boroughs of England and Wales.
The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.
The Neighbourhood Statistics Service (NeSS) was established in 2001 by the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (NRU) - then part of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), now Communities and Local Government (CLG) - to provide good quality small area data to support the Government's Neighbourhood Renewal agenda.
New Look is a British global fashion retailer with a chain of high street shops.
Newbury is a market town in Berkshire, England, which is the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire.
Newsquest Media Group Ltd. is the second largest publisher of regional and local newspapers in the United Kingdom with 205 brands across the UK, publishing online and in print (165 newspaper brands and 40 magazine brands).
Non-League football describes football leagues played outside the top leagues of a country.
Northern Rock, formerly the Northern Rock Building Society, was a British bank.
Old Speckled Hen is a premium bitter from the Morland Brewery, now owned by Greene King Brewery.
Oliver Tompsett (born 25 August 1981) is a British stage actor and singer best known for his portrayal of Fiyero in the West End production of the musical Wicked and for playing the role of Galileo in the West End Smash hit "We Will Rock You".
An oppidum (plural oppida) is a large fortified Iron Age settlement.
Oswald Jennings Couldrey (1882–1958) was a British artist, poet and author.
Our Lady's Abingdon is a Catholic, co-educational independent day school in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, for pupils aged 3–18.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
Oxford Bus Company is the trading name of The City of Oxford Motor Services Ltd.
Oxford Mail is a daily tabloid newspaper in Oxford owned by Newsquest.
Oxford Rugby League was a semi-professional rugby league club based in Oxford, England.
Oxford Saints American Football Club is a British American football club that competes in the BAFANL (British American Football Association National League).
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Oxford West and Abingdon is a parliamentary constituency in the House of Commons.
Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Oxonium, the Latin name for Oxford) is a county in South East England.
The Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society (OAHS) has existed in one form or another since at least 1839, although with its current name only since 1972.
Oxfordshire County Council, established in 1889, is the county council, or upper-tier local authority, for the non-metropolitan county of Oxfordshire, in the South East of England, an elected body responsible for the most strategic local government services in the county.
The Oxfordshire Guardian Group was a collection of six free newspapers distributed throughout Oxfordshire in England.
The Parliament of England was the legislature of the Kingdom of England, existing from the early 13th century until 1707, when it became the Parliament of Great Britain after the political union of England and Scotland created the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Paste is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine published in the United States by Wolfgang's Vault.
Paul Mayhew-Archer (born 6 January 1953 Linked 2015-01-02) is a British writer, producer and script editor for the BBC.
Peacocks is a fashion retail chain based in Cardiff, Wales.
Pembroke College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England, located in Pembroke Square.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
Petrology (from the Greek πέτρος, pétros, "rock" and λόγος, lógos, "subject matter", see -logy) is the branch of geology that studies rocks and the conditions under which they form.
Pets at Home is the United Kingdom's largest pet supplies retailer, with more than 370 stores and 6,000 employees.
The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of Great Britain and Ireland.
Pillboxes are concrete dug-in guard posts, normally equipped with loopholes through which to fire weapons.
The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system.
A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government.
The courts of quarter sessions or quarter sessions were local courts traditionally held at four set times each year in the Kingdom of England (including Wales) from 1388 until 1707, then in 18th-century Great Britain, in the later United Kingdom, and in other dominions of the British Empire.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.
Radley railway station serves the villages of Radley and Lower Radley and the town of Abingdon, in Oxfordshire, England.
Royal Air Force Abingdon or more simply RAF Abingdon was a Royal Air Force station near Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Reading is a large, historically important minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town.
The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict., c. 23) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The River Ock is a small English river which is a tributary of the River Thames.
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.
RM Education is the principal division of the RM Group, a British company that specialises in providing Information Technology products and services to educational organisations and establishments.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Rossett Pike is a fell in the English Lake District.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the governing body for rugby union in England.
The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) is one of the national scientific research laboratories in the UK operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
Cyril "Sammy" Chung (born 16 July 1932 in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire) is an English former football player and manager.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a UK government body that carries out civil research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy (both ground-based and space-based).
Semington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England.
Six TV was the sixth free to air terrestrial television channel in the United Kingdom, broadcast in Oxford and Southampton.
Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, a entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) (sometimes known as Anti-Scrape) is an amenity society founded by William Morris, Philip Webb and others, in 1877; to oppose what they saw as destructive 'restoration' of ancient buildings then occurring in Victorian England; 'ancient' being used in the wider sense of 'very old' rather than the more usual modern one of 'pre-medieval'.
Sophos Group plc is an English security software and hardware company.
The South Oxfordshire Courier was a free newspaper distributed throughout the towns of Abingdon, Wantage, Faringdon, Wallingford and Didcot in Oxfordshire, UK.
St Ebbe's is a Church of England parish church in central Oxford.
St Helen & St Katharine is an independent girls' day school, located in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
St Helen's Church is a Church of England parish church in Abingdon on the bank of the River Thames in Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire), England.
The Church of Saint Nicolas is a Church of England parish church in Abingdon in the English county of Oxfordshire (formerly within Berkshire).
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire is the trading name of Thames Transit Ltd.
Stephen Briggs (born 1951) is a British writer of subsidiary works and merchandise surrounding Terry Pratchett's comic fantasy Discworld.
Stoke City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Subway is an American privately held fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads.
Suede is a type of leather with a napped finish, commonly used for jackets, shoes, shirts, purses, furniture and other items.
Sutton Courtenay is a village and civil parish on the River Thames south of Abingdon and northwest of Didcot.
A synchrotron is a particular type of cyclic particle accelerator, descended from the cyclotron, in which the accelerating particle beam travels around a fixed closed-loop path.
Sir Terence David John Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works.
Tesco plc, trading as Tesco, is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
Thames Travel is a bus operator serving the southern part of the English county of Oxfordshire.
Thames Valley Police, formerly known as Thames Valley Constabulary, is the territorial police force responsible for policing the Thames Valley area covered by the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
That's TV is a local television network in England, licensed to operate services in several conurbations.
The Abingdon Sword is a late Anglo-Saxon iron sword and hilt of the late 9th or early 10th century; only the first few inches of the blade remain attached to the hilt.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The History Press is a British publishing company specialising in the publication of titles devoted to local and specialist history.
The Oxford Times is a weekly newspaper, published each Thursday in Oxford, England.
The Prehistoric Society is an international learned society devoted to the study of the human past from the earliest times until the emergence of written history.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom which originally ran on BBC One from 10 November 1994 to 22 January 1998 (with three sets of specials in the Winters of 1999/2000, 2004/2005 and 2006/2007).
Thomas Tesdale (1547–1610) was an English maltster, benefactor of the town of Abingdon in the English county of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) and the primary founding benefactor of Pembroke College, Oxford.
Tilsley Park is an athletics stadium in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England which is home to Oxford rugby league club and the Oxford Saints American Football Club.
Thomas William Hingley (born 9 July 1965) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontman of Inspiral Carpets.
Tom Penny (born 13 April 1977) is a professional skateboarder from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (UK).
Tuff (from the Italian tufo) is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption.
Ultra vires is a Latin phrase meaning "beyond the powers".
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is a UK government research organisation responsible for the development of nuclear fusion power.
A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001.
A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.
The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England.
The Victoria History of the Counties of England, commonly known as the Victoria County History or the VCH, is an English history project which began in 1899 and was dedicated to Queen Victoria with the aim of creating an encyclopaedic history of each of the historic counties of England.
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.
Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, with headquarters in London.
Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets, which forms the food retail division of Britain's largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership.
Wantage is a historic market town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England.
The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom.
West End theatre is a common term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of "Theatreland" in and near the West End of London.
West Ham United Football Club is a professional football club based in Stratford, East London, England.
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry was a business in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and, at the time of the closure of the Whitechapel premises, was the oldest manufacturing company in Great Britain.
WHSmith PLC (also known as WHS or colloquially as Smith's, and formerly W. H. Smith & Son) is a British retailer, headquartered in Swindon, Wiltshire, which operates a chain of high street, railway station, airport, port, hospital and motorway service station shops selling books, stationery, magazines, newspapers, entertainment products and confectionary.
Wicked is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman.
William I (c. 1028Bates William the Conqueror p. 33 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.
The Wilts & Berks Canal is a canal in the historic counties of Wiltshire and Berkshire, England, linking the Kennet and Avon Canal at Semington, near Melksham, to the River Thames at Abingdon.
Witney is a historic market town on the River Windrush, west of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England.
Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.
The FIA World Touring Car Championship was an international touring car championship promoted by Eurosport Events and sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.