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OLHA August 2019

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The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for August 2019 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.

Waterperry Gardens 16-6-19

On Sunday 16th June Waterperry Gardens are holding a Rare Plant Fair and visit to the extensive gardens for a special price of £6.  

The Society hopes to take advantage of the offer by proposing that anyone interested meet there at 10.00 am and the Society will pay the £6 entrance fee for members. 

For more information, click here

175th Anniversary of GWR Didcot - Oxford Railway

The Didcot to Oxford Branch of the Great Western Railway opened in June 1844 and the 175th anniversary is being celebrated with events at or near all five stations along the line – Didcot, Appleford, Culham, Radley and Oxford – on Saturday 15th June 2019.

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For more information about the events planned to mark the anniversary see the event website : http://www.didcotoxfordgwr175.org.


In addition, there will be an exhibition about the history of the railway in the County Library at the Westgate in Oxford from 25th May to 10th June: http://www.didcotoxfordgwr175.org/exhibition.html.   

OLHA April 2019

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The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for April 2019 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.

Reports and Updates

A brief report on the Society’s meeting and the talk by Katherine Bradley about early women professional gardeners on Tuesday 26th March 2019 may be found here

A brief report on the Society’s meeting and the talk by Jackie Smith on the history of Abingdon’s bridges on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 may be found here.

The Society’s AGM has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday 14th May 2019. 

This and some other new dates for your diary can be found here.  

OLHA December 2018


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The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for December 2018 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.

Talk on Harwell - 13th November 2018

A short report on the illustrated talk by Eric Jenkins “Harwell through the Camera Lens” on Tuesday 13th November 2018 may be found here.

OLHA November 2018

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The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for November 2018 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 particular edition contains information about a range of forthcoming activities and exhibitions commemorating the experience of Oxford and Oxfordhsire towns and villages during the First World War.

OLHA October 2018

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The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for October 2018 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.

For example, for those interested in researching family history, the Family History Fair on 6th October will be well worth a visit.

SImilarly the open day on 14th October at the Oxfordshire Museum Resource Centre in Standlake will provide another opportunity to see this vast collection, which the Society last visited some time ago.

OLHA August 2018

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The latest e-bulletin from the Oxfordshire Local History Association for August 2018 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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