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: Christmas Party and Quiz

Our very popular Christmas Social and Quiz on Wednesday 10th December at 7.30 in the Windmill Centre.

The theme of the quiz will be 'Christmas Past' - without, I assure you, a ghost. 

There will, of course, be a buffet and mulled wine, and a merry time should be had by all.

The cost will be £5 for members and £6 for guests. Do invite your friends along.

To avoid possible disappointment, please let us know if you want to come and how many of you. To do this, contact Janet Broadbent on 338173 or, or Moira Byast on 338637 or

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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