Deddington & District History Society

 Deddington & District History Society (D & DHS)


The society is open to all and exists to promote awareness of and interest in the history of Deddington and its neighbourhood. We hold monthly meetings, offering a mix of lectures and events (such as exhibitions and visits) of interest not just to members but to anyone living in the area. Many are happy simply to attend our meetings, but anyone wanting to carry out research into local or family history find in the society a friendly and supportive environment, with much advice on offer.

Membership fees, which give free entry to meetings, are £11 a year for individuals, or £20 for couples. Non-members pay £2.50 a meeting, refundable on joining the society. Meetings are usually held at the Windmill Centre, Hempton Road, on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.

For more details please contact Mrs Moira Byast at 01869 338637 


2013-14 Programme  

Details of this are here.

Next Meeting

Wed 9th April: 'Roses and Castles' - Martin Way

Martin is a popular, lively and interesting speaker on a variety of topics. In this talk he will explore the impact of canals, their boats and the people who worked on them.


June 6th: Trip to the National Arboretum

As this is the year to remember World War I and its human sacrifice, and also to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Deddington and District History Society is organising a trip to the National Arboretum, which remembers all service personnel who have lost their lives fighting in wars from WWI to the present day. 

A coach will leave Deddington Market Place at 8.00 am and return between 6.00 and 7.00 pm. The cost is  £15 for members and £18 for non-members. If you are interested, please contact Moira Byast at 01869 338637.

Online Historical Resources

We are compiling a list of resources that relate to Deddington's past. It is by no means exhaustive, and we'd be delighted if people would let us know of any online sources that they know of or have used; please contact Click here for the page. 


Additional Articles

Issues of the Society's newsletter, "224",  which contain a wealth of articles on Deddington and the surrounding District, from October 1999 until 2007 are available online.

Article and pictures from Ironstone Enquiry.

Pictures from an unidentified north Oxfordshire school.




Links to other Oxfordshire history societies can be found here