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

January 2021

New Photos Added
Another 56 photos have been added to our online libraries during January > more here

Events Update:
January 21st online talk: “Ellen Hinde and the Prebendal” > more here

Emigration from the Wychwoods
Included in a new book by Oxfordshire local historian Martin Greenwood > more here

The Wychwoods Album
A series of snapshots of Wychwoods village life taken from the Society’s 1985 publication “The Wychwoods Album” > more here

People in Uniform – Photos Added
Another 70+ photos have been added to our online libraries, including a new “military” selection > 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: Dec 2020

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