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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 2023/ 24
2023 27 Sep - Port to Port – a historical journey along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal by Paul Barnett 25 Oct - Gloucestershire and the Atlantic Slave Trade by Tony Conder 29 Nov - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and their graves in our area by Larry Banda
2024 28 Feb - The Radical History of Stroud and the Five Valleys in the 18th and 19th centuries by Stuart Butler 27 Mar - Gloucester Docks Past, Present and Future by Ray Wilson 24 Apr - Secret Cirencester by David Elder 22 May - Gloucestershire’s medieval churches by Steve Blake 26 Jun - AGM plus Tales from the Oakridge school logbooks
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.