Coxeters was founded in 1836 by Charles Coxeter who was an ironmonger, also selling furniture, bicycles and other household items.
The 1970 Abingdon Whos’ Who and Directory has an advert for Coxeters – Abingdon’s Departmental Store. The blue building was new then. They wanted local people to ‘TRY ABINGDON FIRST’.
Here is the same view today with the Results gym upstairs, and the kitchen showroom and workwear outlet downstairs.
The sign now says Coxeter House and has done since 1984. Coxeters let this large blue building, and the other buildings around the car park at Tannery Court, to a variety of businesses.
The businesses at Coxeter House change and the sign writers are kept busy moving signs at the back.