The Local History Group
The Local History Group provides a forum and meeting point for members with a particular interest in the local history of Abingdon and its region.
There are three meetings during the year, starting in February, with subsequent meetings in May, and October. At each meeting, one or two members give short presentations on their current research, which are discussed. Tea and coffee are provided, and there is usually ample opportunity for socialising and informal talk on historical subjects.
There are also sub-groups which form from time to time for specific purposes. One that is currently active is the Abingdon Buildings and People group, which manages the Abingdon historical website, http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/partners/history.
Meetings are on Tuesday evenings, 7.45 pm, in the Pendarvis room at 35 Ock Street OX14 5AG. For the subjects of the next meeting, WATCH THIS SPACE.
We welcome anyone with a question about Abingdon local history as we usually have a knowledgeable audience who can answer them. There is also the opportunity to share anything you have done about Abingdon or the surrounding area with those present.
Please let me know so that I can make sure we allocate you some time.
All AAAHS Members and guests are welcome.
Picture © M Brod 2013
Next Local History Group meeting:
The next meeting will be in October 2018 starting at 7.45pm in the Pendarvis Room at 35 Ock Street, Abingdon OX14 5AG. Further details will follow.
For security reasons the front door is kept locked, so ring the bell and you will be let in.
I do tend to have a casual approach to organising these meetings along the lines of “if you build it, they will come.” Much to my relief (and many others) that usually happens, but it is often the same people who come along with their observations, work or questions about Abingdon and our near neighbours. Not that there is anything wrong with that, and a thank you to them, but it would be good if we had some fresh input. That means you! If you have any questions about Abingdon’s past, where you live, what used to be where do bring it along. It might help if you let me know what it is beforehand so the query can be circulated so the ‘experts’ can check or research, but not essential. Please get involved!
Do come if you are able.
For more information contact John Foreman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
AAAHS Local History Group Convenor