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OLHA May 2022

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Morris dancers on Oxford’s Broad Street on May morning

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for February 2022 can be read via this URL.

Reminder: The OLHA’s AGM and spring study day will be held this coming Saturday (7th May 2022) in Bampton Village Hall in Bampton near Witney, on the theme “ Oxfordshire : World War Two at Home."  For further information and booking details click here.

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 April 2022

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Part of the mosaic floor at North Leigh Roman Villa

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for February 2022 can be read via this URL.

The OLHA’s AGM and spring study day will be on Saturday 7th May 2022 in Bampton Village Hall in Bampton near Witney, on the theme “ Oxfordshire : World War Two at Home."  For further information and booking details click here.

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 March 2022

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The St Ebbe’s gas works railway bridge, Oxford..

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for March 2022 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.  This edition contains a couple of items perhaps likely to be of particular interest to SCLHS members eg the exhibition “Morland: A Family Business” at Abingdon County Hall Museum until 27th March and the book “A Yankee in an English Village”, being the account by retired Amercian academic Edith Stedman about life in Dorchester-on-Thames during the 1950s to 1970s.  

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.

Message from the Chair

As a follow-up to her message to members in August 2021, Mary Thompson has recently written again to members with an update:

"You will note from the latest OLHA e-bulletin that some History Societies are resuming meetings or holding them on-line.   I regret that we have been unable to do likewise as I am aware that people appreciated the variety of speakers and talks we held.

"As Chair of the Society, and a founder member, it has been a privilege to have been involved and learn so much from the talks, but also from the research we have undertaken ourselves on Sutton Courtenay’s varied and interesting history.

"I sincerely hope the Local History Society will continue in the future, but I am unable to continue as Chair and so far the Committee and I have been unsuccessful in finding a successor. I am now well into my eighties, and several falls have left me with injuries which are a problem and prevent me from being as active as previously. 

"In the meantime, I am compiling an archive of all the Society’s history material which will eventually be kept in the River Room at All Saints’ Church [and, where appropriate, in the Archive section of the Society’s website]. Nigel French is continuing to develop the website and add items to it and we are very grateful to him for all the work he does on this.

"Perhaps there is still a new Chair out there somewhere!"

OLHA February 2022

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Snowdrops and aconites at St Botolph's Church, Swyncombe, near Wallingford.

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for February 2022 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 2022

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for January 2022 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 2021

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for December 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 November 2021

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The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for November 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 October 2021

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The Oxford Canal at Jericho (photo by Neil Braggins, Oxford Mail).

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for October 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 September 2021

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St Giles Fair, Oxford is returning on 6/7 September 2021

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for September 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.  Among the articles in this edition is one giving details of an Archaeological Open Day on Sunday 5th September from 10am-4pm at Stanton Harcourt.  This is the site of excavations with evidence of Saxon and Roman habitation. There are tours of the site and activities for children.

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.


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