Just above Abingdon the Thames flows due west.
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Abingdon is an attractive old market town with many historic buildings, especially along the north bank of the river. The town lies next to lush meadows where the River Ock joins the Thames.
In the distance is St Helen's Church
Abingdon is the 'oldest inhabited town in England'. The town grew up around the Benedictine abbey, which was founded in AD 675 and was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538.
Photo taken in April
Photo taken in August
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