Forthcoming Meetings

Dates for your Diary

Please note the following dates in your diary for meetings during the remainder of 2019 and into 2020:

Tuesday 21st January 2020 - Talk - SC Village Hall 7.30 pm

Tuesday 17th March 2020 - Talk - SC Village Hall 7.30 pm

May 2020 (date to be confirmed) - AGM + Talk 

Meeting 21st January 2020

Talk by David Taylor

The History of the Army at Didcot - Milton Depot & Sutton Courtenay

The area between Sutton Courtenay and Didcot is mostly in the parish of Sutton Courtenay and saw the establishment of an Ordnance Depot for the army during the first world war.

David Taylor's talk will outline the background to the need for the Ordnance Depot as well as how the area was used during both World Wars by the army and later the RAF until the depot closed in 1964.

When the land became vacant, the power stations were constructed on the site so the area has had an impact on nearby villages such as Sutton Courtenay and Milton over many years.  

Venue: Sutton Courtenay Village Hall Committee Room

Tuesday 21st January 2020 7.30 pm

Free for SCLHS members; visitors £3.00

About the Speaker

David Taylor is Chairman of Didcot & District Archaeological & Historical Society and writes about historical subjects relating to Didcot and the surrounding area.  He is also a tour guide in Oxford

Meeting 17th March 2020

Talk by John Boothroyd

Power in the Landscape: Anglo-Saxons between Abingdon and Dorchester

Venue: Sutton Courtenay Village Hall

Tuesday 17th March 2020 7.30 pm

Free for SCLHS members; visitors £3.00

About the Speaker

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John Boothroyd, Senior Project Manager, works at Oxford Archaeology South.  He studies Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology and Archaeological Theory at Oxford.

He has previously given a talk to the Society about the Archaeology of Bridge Farm, Sutton Courtenay.

AGM & Talk - May 2020

Date and venue to be confirmed.

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