Meeting 22nd November 2016

Illustrated Talk by Tim Healey

"Drove Roads of Oxfordshire and beyond”

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 7.30 pm

Venue : SC Village Hall

Drove roads often used ancient tracks such as the Ridgeway to drive livestock from one place to another, sometimes for long distances.  Livestock passed through this area en route to London markets from Wales and the Cotswolds.  

Tim Healey’s illustrated talk described this way of life and the impact on the area.

The Ridgeway above East Hendred (Tim Healey)

The picture above is from "Over the Hills and Far Away" (December 2013), an article on the Drove Roads.

About the Speaker

Tim Healey is a musician as well as a writer and broadcaster on a wide range of subjects.  He is a popular speaker at historical societies, U3A groups and other associations. 

Tim has been a frequent contributor to the Oxford Times monthly colour magazine, Oxfordshire Limited Edition. Many of the photographs accompanying his pieces are his own. 

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