Local Oxfordshire talks – January 2016

Information provided by the OLHA (www.olha.org.uk)

15th – Longworth – Bjorn Watson “Henry Marten, Longworth’s Regicide”. Special event to raise money for the restoration of Longworth’s church bells. Further information here. St Mary’s Church, 7:30pm.

18th – Kennington – Geoffrey Tyack “The Buildings of Berkshire”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

19th – Cowley – Julie Ann Godson “The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess”. United Reformed Church, Temple Road, 8:00pm.

19th – Enstone – Allan Ledger “A historic scandal at Blenheim Palace”. The Manor House, Church Enstone, 7:30pm.

20th – Vale of White Horse Industrial Archaeology Group – Bruce Hedge “A report on the Association for Industrial Archaeology conference in Sussex in September 2015”. Denchworth Village Hall, 7:30pm.

21st – Abingdon – Graham Carter “The Life of Alfred Williams, the Hammerman Poet (1877-1930)”. Northcourt Centre Hall, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

21st – Eynsham – Roger Barnes “The History of Change Ringing”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:30pm.

25th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – John Frearson “Was your Ancestor a Morris Dancer? – The History of Morris Dancing and the Morris Dancing Year”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

26th – Hanney – Ian Wheeler “Four Generations at Fair Mile”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

26th – Kidlington – John Lowe “Where are the boys of the village tonight? The story of Kidlington’s sacrifice in the Great War”. St John Ambulance Hall, High Street, 7:50pm.

26th – Sutton Courtenay – Clare Simpson and Mary Thompson “Contrasting Schooldays in Sutton Courtenay from the Victorian School to Courtenay Lodge School”. Village Hall 7:30pm.

27th – Dorchester – Denise Line “A Postcard from Dorchester”. Followed by the AGM. Dorchester Village Hall, 7:30pm.