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 2019 / 20
2019 25 Sep: Brimscombe Port, present and future by Leonie Lockwood 19 Oct: John Drinkwater, poet and playwright by Kirsty Hartsiotis of The Wilson, Cheltenham 27 Nov: Film Show including Britain on Film; Rural Life
2020 26 Feb: Researching WWII in Oakridge and aroundabout by Roger Carnt 25 Mar: History of Stratford Park and Mansion by Steve Hill 22 Apr: Visit to Gloucestershire Hub including the archives and family history centre 27 May: History of Council housing in the Stroud area from the early 900s to the 1970s by Chas Townley 24 June: History of Tetbury by Jane Haines 22 July: Walk round Tetbury with Jane Haines
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.