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 2021 / 22
2021 22 Sep: Council Housing in Gloucestershire before the Great War by Chas Townley 27 Oct: The History of Stratford Park and Mansion by Steve Hill 24 Nov: Lillyhorn Roman Villa and local archaeology by Pete Moore
2022 23 Feb: History of some Oakridge Houses and Families 23 Mar: Arts and Crafts Movement First World War Memorials in Gloucestershire by Kirsty Hartsiotis 27 Apr: Visit to Gloucestershire Hub including the archives and family history centre. At 2pm 25 May: Pop Up Museum 22 Jun: A History of Painswick by Carol Maxwell 27 Jul: Walk round Painswick with Carol Maxwell
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.