Abingdon is reported to be the oldest town in England
Many historical figures have visited Abingdon including Prince William of Orange, Oliver Cromwell, William the Conqueror and Samuel Pepys
The town has many historical buildings including the County hall which was built between 1678 and 1684 by Christopher Kempster, a mason who worked for Sir Christopher Wren
In the 16th Century in a room in the King's Head and Bell Inn situated on East Saint Helen's street it is said that the doomed Charles I held a war council
The Roundheads were stationed in Abingdon In May 1644, they were attacked many times but they resisted until March 1646
Abingdon is also famous for its 'Old Speckled Hen' ale. Brewing and MG cars were once two of the towns biggest industries, the ale named after an MG van which used to dart round the brewery like an 'old speckled hen!'