Talks and Events Reviewed

Evening Talks Reviewed: 2023/4 Season

Here are reviews of the talks in our 2023/4 season

Evening Talks Reviewed : 2022/3 Season

Here are the reviews of our 2022/2023 season of evening talks.

Evening Talks Reviewed : 2021/2 Season

Here are the reviews of our 2021/2022 season of evening talks.

May 11th 2022 AGM and Evening Talk

Our May evening talk was preceded by the society’s Annual General Meeting. The evening started at 6pm and featured a set of displays and artefacts to commemorate our 40th anniversary. With 90+ members and visitors, this was a vibrant and informative evening.

Visitor Stephen Rickett admiring the portrait of Dr Brookes – one of many artefacts on show during the evening
Rebuilding The Old Bakehouse, Upper Milton Mr Smith and Mr Fred Silman Mr Smith, father of Amy (later Morrison) & Walker (m Vi Miles) Date: c1930

The Building of Milton-under-Wychwood c1700 – c1900

The evening’s highlight was the presentation by WLHS secretary John Bennett, who outlined some of the main phases of the building of Milton over two centuries. It included a survey of housing for gentry and for workers, the chapels and the Parish Church. It placed these buildings into a wider architectural and social history. The significant presence of Groves builders and masons was a recurring theme. John illustrated his presentation with a wide range of contemporary and historic photographs from the Society’s archives.

John Bennett has lived in Milton for 15 years and is the current Secretary of the WLHS. He is an MA in History of Art and Design and has taught History of Art in Further and Higher education including a three year spell as a tutor for the Open University.

Other 2021/2 Evening Talks

September 8th 2021 Event: Due to the increase in Covid in West Oxfordshire at the time, the committee decided to postpone the 40th Anniversary celebrations until our AGM in May 2022.

Evening Talks Reviewed: 2020/21 Season

Here are the reviews of our 2021/2022 season of evening talks.