Local History Group



The Local History Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2pm. The venue will vary depending on the nature of the meeting

The objective of the group is to learn about the local history of Haddenham and its surrounds by means of talks, videos, guided walks, visits and research.

The group will maintain a rolling programme of future meetings, and a list of places to visit and people who may be able to give talks.

Information will be gathered from the past programmes of other local history groups and U3A groups (eg Cuddington, Thame, Chinnor and Stone).

Local history research will be encouraged into such topics as: the world wars, oral histories, manorial records, burial grounds, shops and businesses, the industrial estate, familiy histories, and the histories of houses and buildings, clubs and societies.

Members conducting research will be given the opportunity to share their findings at meetings of the group. 



Any incidental costs incurred by the group will be met by donations from members. Charges will vary according to the cost of the events. 


 Next Events 


Talk on "Beer, Sausage and Marmalade" by Liz Wooley 23 Jan 2019 14.30 hrs Haddenham Methodist Church, High Street


Group Notices


A very happy Christmas and New Year!

We don't have a meeting December but I'm pleased to let you know about January.
Liz Woolley, a highly regarded and qualified local historian, does guided walks in Oxford and offers a wide range of talks. I think Sue Oswell and Carole Fryer have heard her speak. I have chosen
'Beer, sausage and marmalade - food, drink, politics and history in 19th century Oxford'.  That should whet our appetites!
As usual, I would like £2 towards the hire of the church and a further £3 towards Liz's fee.
Best wishes,

Car Sharing

If you wish to share a car for one of our events, please put your name and contact number in one of the available seats on the slips provided at the U3A General Meetings.  Otherwise, please telephone 290579 and leave a message


Joining the Group 

 If you wish to join us, please contact: 

Steve Sharp on 01844 290579 or stephsharp@aol.com