About Us

The Wychwoods Local History Society (WLHS) has been serving the interests of local history in the Wychwood area continuously for 40 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.

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

Full Listing of Articles
See listings of articles and updates by year or category

Events Update
Review of our latest evening talk and new events listed for 2022 > more here

Recent Updates

November 2021

Joan Howard-Drake
It is with great sadness that the Wychwoods Local History Society has heard of the death of Joan-Howard Drake, a founder member of the Society and for many years a staunch advocate and supporter. Joan’s funeral took place on Friday November 26th at Shipton Church at 2pm.  Read more about Joan > here

November 10th Evening Talk
Our November evening talk reviewed > more here

Society Activities Revisited
Here we present 40+ photos of member activities and meetings from recent years. > more here

More Online Journals Added
Journal Nos 17,18 and 19 are now available to view and download > more here

New Photos Added
Another 50+ photos have been added to our online libraries during May > more here

Read about the Society’s achievements over the years here

The Wychwoods

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.

Special Feature:

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