Local Oxfordshire talks – June 2015

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

15th – Adderbury – Visit to Rousham House and guided tour by Charles Cottrell-Dormer.

15th – Bicester – Liz Woolley “Leisure & Entertainment in Victorian & Edwardian Oxford”. Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, 7:30pm.

15th – Headington – Andrew Roberts “The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball”. New Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, 6:30pm. Tickets £30, proceeds to the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire’s Charitable Fund.

15th – Kennington – Trevor Rowley “Oxfordshire Castles”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

18th – Abingdon – Members’ evening highlighting members’ interests and recent research. Details to be confirmed. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45 pm.

18th – Sibfords – A steam train round trip with the GWR to Cheltenham.

18th– Wychwoods – Mervyn Benford “Milestones”. Shipton-under-Wychwood Village Hall, 7:30pm.

19th – Finstock – Chris Howgego “The Finstock Aureus”. Village Hall, 8:00 pm.

22nd – Oxfordshire Family History Society – AGM followed by Alan Simpson “Finding Your Ancestors on the Internet”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

23rd – Enstone – Historic Garden Picnic. Venue tbc (contact 01608 677246, carolawt@gmail.com), 6:00pm.

24th – Aynho History Society with Adderbury and Deddington History Societies – Rupert Clark and Dick Ferguson “Waterloo 200: The Crucial Defence of Chateau Hougoumont”. Stories of our local soldiers will be interwoven, and there will be period weaponry to inspect. Refreshments available. Tickets £3, profits to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Families Association (SSAFA). Deddington Windmill Centre, 7:30pm. Contact Rupert Clark, 01869 810603, ru.clark@btinternet.com, for further information.

24th – Kidlington – AGM followed by members’ social. St John Ambulance Hall, High Street, 7:30pm.

27th – Dorchester – Visit to John Bunyan’s Museum and Chapel and Wrest Park. Contact Gail Thomas, 01865 341977.