The Wychwoods Local History Society (WLHS) has been serving the interests of local history in the Wychwood area continuously for over 40 years. It was founded by village members in 1981 and meets once a month from September through to May with eight evening talks. With a thriving membership, the Society researches and publishes local and family history.
Joining the Society
We welcome new members, and invite you to join the society to receive members benefits, including free access to the society’s season of talks. Continue reading
January 2023 Evening Talk
Our first talk of 2023 was by Trevor Jackson, former Commissioned Officer in the RAF, who gave us a full history of the inception and development of RAF Brize Norton > more here
Our New Archive and Study Centre
Exciting developments for our archive in 2023 > more here
Our November Evening Talk
A review of our November evening talk on Almshouses Ancient and Modern is available > here
October 12th Evening Talk
For our October talk, historian and writer Julie Ann Godson took us through some fascinating snapshots of lives and events in Oxfordshire through the centuries > review here
September Evening Talk
Our September 14th evening talk was by the Medway Queen Preservation Society> review here
Membership Applications and Renewals
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Chairman’s Report 2022
The 2022 Chairman’s report is onine, with a summary of the society’s activities for the year ending May 2022 > more here
On the edge of the former Royal Forest of Wychwood, Shipton under Wychwood, Milton under Wychwood and Ascott under Wychwood are adjacent villages in the valley of the river Evenlode in West Oxfordshire, on the eastern edge of the Cotswold Hills.
Shipton was the mother church for the old ecclesiastical parish which included Shipton, Milton, Lyneham, Langley, Leafield and Ramsden.
Journals & Publications
Find out more about the society’s publications, including available downloadable versions of the society’s journals. Back copies are also available for purchase.
Photos by Theme
We archive our online photo library in albums here. Additionally, photos are available by theme using this set of tag links. The bigger the text size, the more images will show.
Sculptural curiosities in Milton under Wychwood: find out more…..