Abingdon in the 1910s
James and William Hemmings with Ock Street Horns, 1910
At a town feast in 1700 an ox was roasted on Abingdon’s main square. A fight broke out over possession of the ox’s head and the people of Ock Street won.
Today Abingdon Traditional Morris will only dance when the ‘Ock Street Horns’ are present.
Hemmings men have been involved with Abingdon morris for many years. Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris is named after Tom Hemmings, an ancestor of the men pictured here.