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Workshop session: Kew Archive, Census, & history of houses
Dear all, Belatedly, I send Easter greetings and hopes that not too many of you have been washed away or drowned during the Easter weekend’s wet weather. We meet again on April 12th for our last ‘sit-down’ event of the society’s year. This will be a ‘workshop’ session, so if you are interested in doing […]Read more
Medieval Farms, Farming and the Rural Economy.
Dear all, Another reminder about our lecture this coming Thursday, 8th March 2018. If like me you had all sorts of things cancelled last week because of the snow, you will welcome the opportunity to get out to something interesting. We have Dr.Rosamund Faith, who wrote an important book some years ago called The English Peasantry […]Read more
Banbury Historical Society
Dear all, Our next lecture on February 8th is going to be a very Oxford affair. It is entitled “Old Obadiah, sing Ave Maria”: the Strange Case of Obadiah Walker, Master of University College, Oxford, 1676-1689. Obadiah Walker was an undergraduate, Fellow and Master of University College from the 1630s to the 1680s. A […]Read more
Dear all, A Very Happy New Year to you all. The Banbury Historical Society is entering its diamond jubilee year in 2018 as we celebrate the first meetings of the society in 1958. Remarkably we still have Barrie Trinder and Jeremy Gibson with us who were among the first members all those years ago – […]Read more
Dear all This coming Thursday, the 14th December, we have Dr. Simon Townley of the Victoria County History coming to talk to us about the new research for the next volume. He and his team have been working on Wychwood Forest and Cornbury. Wychwood was one of the great royal forests of England. In his […]Read more
Book stall at 9th November Meeting
Dear all, On Thursday 12th Oct. we have Ben Ford coming to talk to us about the archaeological discoveries made at the Westgate during the biggest ever dig in Oxford. Ben is the Director of these excavations and is a Senior Project Manager at Oxford Archaeology, and is a specialist in the excavation of urban sites. […]Read more