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 


2014-15 Programme  

Details of this are here.

Next Meeting

Wed 10th September: 'Oxford's Eccentricity over 900 Years' - Richard Smith

Richard O. Smith writes for BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and BBC2's Dara O'Briain's Science Club. He's the author of As Thick as Thieves, documenting the world's stupidest criminals ("...made me think I should have considered a life of crime!" - Hugh Dennis), published 1st September 2013. His previous books include Oxford Student Pranks, praised by Dr Lucy Worsley as: "I was expecting the book to be a jape-filled jamboree of jollity, but it turned out to be full of sex and violence as well."

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