- The Poor of Shipton Parish, 1740-62
- How a Little Piece of Old Shipton was Saved
- St Mary’s Church, Shipton
- The Reade Chapel
- News from the Wychwood Park Archives, Toronto
- Plague Tyme
- Alfred Groves &. Sons Ltd
- Fifty Years of Change
- The Secret of the School Paddock
Introduction to The Wychwoods Local History Society Journal No 5
This fifth number of Wychwoods History is a further contribution to the detailed study of our area and together with the previous four issues provides substantial coverage of various aspects of its history from the earliest times to the present day.
The subjects dealt with in this issue include the treatment of the poor in Shipton and Leafield in the eighteenth century, and changes in Shipton and Milton since the 1930s. The former is based on a dissertation submitted by Joan Howard-Drake for the Certificate in Local History awarded by the Oxford University Department for External Studies, and the latter on detailed research by John Rawlins, who was also able to draw on his memories of life in the two villages.
Rachel Grant’s note on the church recording group is an interim report on a project which is producing work of a high quality and which we hope to draw on for publication in the future. Tom McQuay’s note on infant mortality highlights the special importance of the medical statistics to be derived from the parish registers and Margaret Ware’s article is evidence of the Society’s continuing study of the pottery and other artefacts of the area.
The increasing involvement of members in research was demonstrated by a display of work in progress at the Society’s meeting in January. The comprehensive nature of the exhibits was a welcome sign that we are succeeding in our aim of building up an account of the Wychwood area over the centuries by encouraging members to pursue their own particular interests in the local history context. Our meetings during the year have been well attended and members have given all the activities of the Society their full support. It is a pleasure to be able to report another successful year and to put on record my appreciation of the efforts of all those who have made it possible.
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