About Us

The Wychwoods Local History Society (WLHS) has been serving the interests of local history in the Wychwood area continuously for 39 years. It was founded by village members in 1981 and meets once a month from September through to May with nine evening talks. With a thriving membership, the Society researches and publishes local and family history.

Latest Updates

April 2021

Events Update
April talk registrations now available, and new events added for 2022 > more here

New Photos Added
Another 55 photos have been added to our online libraries during March > more here

Events Update:
A summary of our latest talk by Martin Buckland who spoke on ‘The Wilts and Berks Canal Past, Present and Future’> more here

“That’s How It Was”
Our web version of the year 2000 Wychwoods publication featuring the lives of women in WW2 > more here

Events Update:
Report on: “Ellen Hinde and the Prebendal” – full transcript now added > 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 dowloadable 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.

Special Feature:

Sculpural curiosities in Milton under Wychwood: find out more…..