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Flying Women

It’s Women’s History Month during March, and it is also the last month of our current exhibition “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”, so we thought we would bring the two together in three blogposts, focussing on women in aviation, racing and the railways. In this first blogpost we are focussing on flying women. One of theContinue reading “Flying Women”

The Origins of Archaeology

We are currently in the second week of this year’s Festival of Archaeology, a nationwide celebration of all things archaeological, organized by the Council for British Archaeology. Here at Abingdon Museum we are participating as well. But it got me thinking: since when have people been “doing” archaeology? Some people always must have been interestedContinue reading “The Origins of Archaeology”

8 May 1945 – Victory or Liberation

The 8th May is celebrated in the UK as VE (Victory in Europe) Day. This year, as it is the 75th Anniversary, special celebrations have been planned, and even the Early May Bank Holiday has been moved to mark this day. For Germany, the day has significance as well, but the perspective is from theContinue reading “8 May 1945 – Victory or Liberation”