To find out much more, go to the archive, where you'll get lost in the hundreds of photographs, documents and exhibits.
Oakridge History Group
The Oakridge History Group was started in 2004 to explore the history of Oakridge Lynch and the neighbouring hamlets of Far Oakridge, Bournes Green, Tunley and Waterlane. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm to hear talks about the history of the area and work on various research projects.
Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Admission is £1 for members and £2 for non members.
Membership costs just £3.00 per year
Programme 2022 / 23
2022 28 Sep - Woodchester mansion, an unfinished masterpiece by Liz Davenport. 26 Oct - The rise and fall of the Bisley Path from Gloucester to Cirencester by Chas Townley. 23 Nov - Exploring and sorting the Oakridge history archives.
2023 22 Feb - The Doringtons of Lypiatt Park by John Loosley. 22 Mar - Highlights of the Corinium Museum displays by a member of staff. 26 Apr - Cotswold Arts and Crafts and Folk Music by Martin Graebe. 24 May - Cotswolds Railway Journeys 1961-64 by David Aldred. 28 Jun - Lillyhorn Roman Villa and local archaeology by Pete Moore.
Curious about Oakridge? Have you wondered about the story behind a local event or person or been curious about something you’ve heard or seen locally? We will be uncovering the unexpected (where did this come from?), researching the enigmatic (why was this given this name?), and following up the unusual (never seen anything else like that round here!). If you have questions to ask or stories to tell, we will be recording some of the peculiarities and surprises of our local area.