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 and contact information please refer to the DIRECTORY

 

2015-6 Programme  

Details of this are here.

Next Meeting

Wed 11th February: Alice Foster: 'Stanley Spencer and the War Memorial at Burghclere'

Stanley Spencer's personal experiences of the Great War were reflected in his War Memorial paintings in Burghclere Church. Alice Foster is a well-known freelance lecturer in art history, who also leads renaissance art tours in Italy. Her talks not only illustrate her profound knowledge of art techniques, but also vividly bring to life the context of the painter and painting. Her talks are always stimulating and well illustrated

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 gareth.richard@btinternet.com. 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