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OLHA June 2021

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The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for June 2021 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s e-bulletin contains articles and information of relevance to those interested in local and family history in Oxfordshire.  All members of local history societies and groups which are members of OLHA are themselves members of OLHA automatically, and this e-bulletin is for everyone.

This latest e-bulletin contains details of museums and exhibitions that are now open again in Oxfordshire.

Also of note: the Oxford Times and Oxford Mail are giving away free a large selection of books including a pictorial atlas of Oxfordshire and books on the history of local towns and villages. Contact them by 19th June.

OLHA May 2021

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Detail of ‘The Polling’ (1755) by William Hogarth, one of a series depicting the Oxfordshire election of 1754 (from Sir John Soane’s Museum, in the public domain).

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for May 2021 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s e-bulletin contains articles and information of relevance to those interested in local and family history in Oxfordshire.  All members of local history societies and groups which are members of OLHA are themselves members of OLHA automatically, and this e-bulletin is for everyone.

NB The OLHA’s spring study meeting and AGM 2021 will be held on Saturday 15th May  (11.00am - 12.30pm) via Zoom.  There is no charge for attending the AGM and talk, but it is necessary to register by e-mailing the membership secretary, Liz Woolleybefore 5pm on Wednesday 12 May.  Instructions as to how to join the meeting via Zoom will then be sent to those who register.

OLHA April 2021

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Blenheim Palace

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for April 2021 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s e-bulletin contains articles and information of relevance to those interested in local and family history in Oxfordshire.  All members of local history societies and groups which are members of OLHA are themselves members of OLHA automatically, and this e-bulletin is for everyone.

NB The OLHA’s spring study meeting and AGM 2021 will be held on Saturday 15th May  (11.00am - 12.30pm) via Zoom.  There is no charge for attending the AGM and talk, but it is necessary to register by e-mailing the membership secretary, Liz Woolley, before 5pm on Wednesday 12 May.  Instructions as to how to join the meeting via Zoom will then be sent to those who register.

OLHA March 2021

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Shotover House, near Wheatley

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for March 2021 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s e-bulletin contains articles and information of relevance to those interested in local and family history in Oxfordshire.  All members of local history societies and groups which are members of OLHA are themselves members of OLHA automatically, and this e-bulletin is for everyone.

NB The OLHA’s spring study meeting and AGM 2021 will be held on Saturday 15th May  (11.00am - 12.30pm) via Zoom.  Further details and booking instructions will be publicised nearer the time.

OLHA February 2021

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Snowdrops and winter aconites at St Botolph’s Church, Swyncombe

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for February 2021 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s e-bulletin contains articles and information of relevance to those interested in local and family history in Oxfordshire.  All members of local history societies and groups which are members of OLHA are themselves members of OLHA automatically, and this e-bulletin is for everyone.


OLHA January 2021

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Oxford under snow, viewed from South Park

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for January 2021 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s e-bulletin contains articles and information of relevance to those interested in local and family history in Oxfordshire.  All members of local history societies and groups which are members of OLHA are themselves members of OLHA automatically, and this e-bulletin is for everyone.

OLHA December 2020

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The bridge at Iffley Lock, built 1793.

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for December 2020 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s latest e-bulletin contains articles and information of relevance to those interested in local and family history in Oxfordshire as well as a link to the draft record of the Association’s AGM held online via Zoom on 14th November 2020.  

All members of local history societies and groups which are members of OLHA are themselves members of OLHA automatically, and this e-bulletin is for everyone.

OLHA AGM & Study Meeting - 14th November

The Oxfordshire Local History Association has issued an invitation to SCLHS members (and members of other affiliated local history societies) to attend the OLHA’s AGM and Autumn Study Meeting via Zoom on Saturday 14th November 2020 11.00am - 12.30pm.  For details click here.

The short AGM  will be followed by an illustrated talk on Oxfordshire during the Second World War by historian Stephen Barker. 

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Child evacuees boarding buses, London, 1 September 1939.
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Stephen will explore the impact of the war on Oxfordshire, activities on the home front, and significant events in which Oxfordshire people were involved abroad. 

Topics will include evacuation, prisoners of war, airfields, refugees, everyday life, rationing, war work, the evacuation of Dunkirk, Arnhem, and the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.

There is no charge for attending the AGM and talk, but those wishing to do so should register by e-mailing the membership secretary, Liz Woolley, before 5pm on Thursday 12 November. They will then be sent instructions as to how to join the meeting via Zoom.

OLHA October 2020

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Oxford Botanic Garden, which will celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2021

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for October 2020 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s e-bulletin contains articles and information of relevance to those interested in local and family history in Oxfordshire.  All members of local history societies and groups which are members of OLHA are themselves members of OLHA automatically, and this e-bulletin is for everyone.

New Links

Recently added to the  Society’s Links page are links to two webpages with collections of interesting local historical images of Wallingford and Benson.

Information kindly provided by Benson Local History Group.


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