The Millennium Timeline

The Millennium Timeline was created in the year 2000 by the Abingdon Area Archaeological & Historical Society with the support of Millennium Festival Awards for All, the Joint Environment Trust for Abingdon and Abingdon Town Council. It was designed by Linda Francis, with artwork by Muriel Halliday*.

Millennium Timeline 1
Millennium Timeline 2
Millennium Timeline 3
Millennium Timeline 4
Millennium Timeline 5
Millennium Timeline 6
Millennium Timeline 7

Above, you can see all 7 panels, starting in the Jurassic period and ending in the year 2000 (hover the mouse over the image to see the slide navigation < and > buttons).

The Timeline can be viewed in all its full-sized glory on the wall inside the Checker at the Abbey Buildings. Originally, it was displayed in the Old Gaol Foyer until the Leisure Centre closed in 2002, then in the County Hall Museum until 2010. Since then it has been on display, alongside the companion Abingdon Abbey Timeline in the Checker.

* At the bottom of panel 7, the following people and organisations are acknowledged:

Acknowledgements: we are grateful to the following for their help or permission to use material – Abingdon Museum, British Rail, Anthony Burrett, Christ’s Hospital, the Friends of Abingdon, Dixon Halliday, Manderley Map Co. Ltd, Morland plc, Old Gaol Leisure Centre, Oxford Archaeological Unit, RAF Abingdon, Vale of White Horse District Council, Visitors of the Ashmoleon Museum Oxford.