Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society

Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society


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Oxfordshire Past Past

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Oxfordshire Past 2016 will be held on Saturday 4 June at the Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon OX14 1NS, from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. This enjoyable annual event in the Oxfordshire calendar is for all those interested in history, buildings and archaeology. The programme appears below.

There are a limited number of parking spaces at the Northcourt Centre, and in residential streets nearby. Buses (X2, X3, X13) run frequently from St Aldates (stop H1) in Oxford; alight at the Boundary House and Northcourt Road is the 1st turning on the right. The Centre is 6 minutes’ walk from the bus stop.

The cost of attendance is £7 and must be paid in advance. This includes tea/coffee but not lunch. A packed lunch is recommended.


10.00WelcomeChris Day, OAHS
10.05Highlights of OA Archaeology in Oxfordshire in 2015-16Anne Dodd
10.35Capability Brown in OxfordshireJoanna Matthews, Oxfordshire Gardens Trust
11.25The Lost Paths ProjectTony Dale, Ramblers’ Association
11.45Excavations at the Westgate, OxfordBen Ford, Oxford Archaeology
12.15Recent Archaeological Work in Oxford CityDavid Radford/Jill Hind
12.30Lunch and OAHS AGM
13.45The Cinemas of AbingdonBob Frampton, AAAHS
14.05Current VCH Projects: an UpdateSimon Townley, VCH
14.55Building Recording in Oxfordshire 2015/16David Clark, OBR
15.25The Blewbury Big DigDave Carless, SOAG & Blewbury LHG
15.55Closing addressBob Evans, AAAHS
16.00Close of Oxfordshire Past 2016.


Northcourt Centre, Abingdon


To book, send a cheque for £7 payable to Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society to Adrienne Rosen, 5 Field House Drive, Oxford OX2 7NT or book by pressing the button below. If you want to book places for several people, adjust the total figure before paying.

If paying by post, please assume receipt as no acknowledgement given to save administration and costs. Cheques may not be cashed until June.

Please note: Pressing the button will take you to the OAHS booking page. This may be used both by members and by non-members to book Oxfordshire Past.