A new name for Britain's oldest town
My hometown of Abingdon has reverted to its old name of Abingdon-on-Thames following a successful bid put forward to the Vale of White Horse District Council by the town council.
In 1974 Abingdon-on-Thames was moved from Berkshire into Oxfordshire following boundary changes. That year also saw the ‘on-Thames’ suffix dropped from the name.
The name change came into effect on Thursday 23rd of February 2012.
- "It's all change at Abingdon-on-Thames", Oxford Mail