Wednesday, March 07, 2012

From Abingdon to Abingdon-on-Thames

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

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