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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.

Message from the Chair

The Society’s long-serving Chair, Mary Thompson, has indicated that she intends to stand down soon.  She has recently written to all members of the Society as follows:

"The Committee of the Sutton Courtenay Local History Society has not yet come to a decision about when it will be appropriate to hold meetings again.

"The impact of the pandemic is still being felt and life has been difficult for many people. I had hoped the situation would be clearer by the autumn, but there is still uncertainty about the future. 

"I will be standing down as Chair in due course, having held the position since the formation of the Society. It has been a rewarding time to research and learn much about the village’s fascinating and important history.  I will maintain an interest in it, but feel unable to continue as Chair of the Society.

"We are very grateful for your support and I welcome your views about the Society’s current position and the way ahead. Also please get in touch if you are interested in joining the Committee or in the role of Chair.”

Comments, suggestions and offers of assistance may be sent direct to Mary Thompson or through this website.

OLHA August 2021

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34 Bridge Street, Banbury

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for August 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 July 2021

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The Rollright Stones

The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for July 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 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.


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