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 2018 / 19
2018 26 Sept Speaker: Barry Harrison “Charles Mason of Oakridge, astronomer and surveyor” 24 Oct Speaker: Nick Humphris “Chedworth Roman Villa, a new look at one of Britain’s grandest villas” 10 -11 Nov Exhibition: WW1,including extra material on those who went to war and returned. 28 Nov Film: Britain on Film, Rural Life, a look at changes throughout the 20th Century
2019 27 Feb Group session: The peculiarities and surprises of our local area. 27 Mar Group session: The peculiarities and surprises of our local area. 24 April Speaker: Nick Herbert “Turnpikes and Improvements to roads in Georgian Gloucestershire” 22 May Speaker: John Putley Gloucestershire farming from pre-history to 20th century - “Get orf moy land” 26 June Group session: Presentation on the peculiarities and surprises of our local area. 24 July Local visit
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.
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