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Hanney History Group

2019-20 Programme

Line drawing of Lower Mill
Line drawing of Lower Mill

The Hanney History Group offers a wide range of talks and visits for anyone interested in the past of Oxfordshire and the Vale of the White Horse. The group meets at 8:00pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month from September to May in the Old Hanney Room of the Hanney War Memorial Hall. New members and visitors are always very welcome. A summary of the varied programme for Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020 is provided below.

  • Tuesday, 24th September 2019
    Jack of Newbury – Cloth industry entrepreneur
    Speaker: David Peacock

  • Tuesday, 22nd October 2019
    Radcot – Thames highway, hub, port and battleground
    Speaker: Bill Orson

  • Tuesday, 26th November 2019
    Chilterns at Work – the extent of past industries
    Speaker: Jill Eyers

  • Wednesday, 29th January 2020
    A History of the Berks and Wilts Canal
    Speaker: Martin Buckland

  • Tuesday, 25th February, 2020
    A History of Witney Blankets
    Speaker: Keith Crawford

  • Tuesday, 24th March 2020
    Hanney Characters through the ages
    Speaker: Andy Robertson

  • Tuesday, 28th April 2020
    Steam and Steel in the Vale – tramway & industry
    Speaker: Tony Hadland

  • Tuesday, 26th May 2020
    Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39
    Speaker: Liz Woolley

Membership costs £12.00 (7 evenings). The cost for visitors per talk is £3.00. Summer visits are charged at small extra cost.

Contact Us
For further details on any of the above items please contact Bill Orson by telephone on 01235 868859, via email or visit the Hanney History Group's dedicated website.

See the right-hand panel for A Brief History of the Hanney Villages, under the Village History Related Articles section.

Wantage Wharf - circa 1895. Photograph by Henry W. Taunt.
Wantage Basin in the 1890's by Henry W. Taunt.