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Did you know that until 1870 Abingdon was the county town of BERKSHIRE ? The building that served as its County Hall (and had room beneath it for market stalls) is according to local lore one of Christopher Wren ís. Not only did it lose that status in 1870, but indignity heaped upon indignity 104 years later boundary changes shifted it to Oxfordshire.

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Charles Abbot Colchester
Dorothy Richardson

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A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out - George Bernard Shaw
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The Battle of Otterburn - 1388, The Samlesbury Witch Trial - 1612, Salem Witches Executed - 1692, Bonnie Prince Charlie raises standard at Glenfinnan - 1745, Storm Claims 100 Scottish Fishermen - 1848, The Hungerford Massacre - 1987
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