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“The Rise and Fall of Glovemaking in West Oxfordshire”

Report on lecture by Carol Anderson to the Society 13thDecember 2018

Gloves were first used by the ancient Egyptians.  In Elizabethan times they were worn as decorative items by the wealthy.  From the thirteenth  century there were various centres of production  including London, Worcester and Oxford.  In the late eighteenth century thousands were employed at Worcester and then at Yeovil. From the Middle Ages Woodstock had […]

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November Newsletter

Smallpox in 18th-century Banbury

Dear all,      Our last lecture was a terrific high-speed adventure through the interface between genetics and archaeology bringing us the very latest research in this very fast-developing field.      Our next lecture is much more locally based but is also the result of recent work.  On the  8thNovember Dr. Rosemary Leadbeater, who has recently joined […]

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October Lecture

Using DNA archeologically

Dear all,   Don’t forget that you have to get into the Museum via the towpath and the cafe at the moment – it will be signposted. Interesting lecture coming up on Thursday!   …. With a rather dry title but don’t be put off as our speaker has been highly recommended and his subject is part […]

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Our first lecture of the 2018/9 season

At St. Mary’s church 6.30 for 7.30 start.

Dear all,  A reminder that our opening lecture of the season will take place in St. Mary’s Church and will be preceded by our usual glass of wine from 6.30 pm.  This will have been advertised to members of St. Mary’s congregation so we hope to have a good turnout and perhaps to recruit some […]

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New season starting

2018, September 13, Meeting in St. Mary’s Church

Dear all,  On September 13th the Banbury Historical Society begins another year of historical activities and we will be meeting in St. Mary’s Church, and we will begin the season as usual by offering members a glass of wine from 6.30 pm.  This provides an opportunity for chat and also for a wander round the […]

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Banbury Historical Society AMG Photos and Report

AMG on 4th July 2018 at Linden House, South Barr

Photos taken at the 2018 AGM of Banbury Historical Society at Linden House, South Bar (by kind permission of Spratt Endicott, Solicitors). This occasion also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Society in 1958. The photo shows our president (Lord Saye and Sele, centre) and two founder members of the society, Jeremy […]

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