Local History 3

Co-ordinator Jane Abeltino
Telephone Jane – 01869 388860
Please note: This group is currently full.
E-mail local.history3@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday 2nd and 4th Fridays
Time 10.15 – 12.00
Venue Buckingham Centre (Library)

About the group

Some Photo’s from 2016

Some old cottages seen on our guided walk around Thornborough – summer 2016

Thornborough 5

Taken at Banbury Cross on our guided walk around Banbury – summer 2016

Banbury 4 2016

This summer we have been out and about for most of our meetings, visiting Thornborough for a talk on the church and guided walk round the village and enjoying a guided walk round Banbury, as a follow-up to a talk on Banbury last year.

Group in Front of Church 1

We found out that there was more to Bicester than Bicester Village when we were shown round the old part of the town by a member of Bicester’s  local history society.  Again we followed up a talk we had last autumn by visiting Boarstall Tower , a small National Trust property near Brill and our final outing before the summer break was a visit to Thornton College. We received a warm welcome there and heard about the history of the house and school as well as visiting the little church in the grounds.

Boarstall 1

Our autumn programme includes a talk and visit to Woburn Abbey and a talk on the Oxon and Bucks Light Infantry’s role in the Battle of the Somme.


28th July 2017 will be a  a talk at the Buckingham Centre.

August  visit to Chelsea Royal Hospital


June 2017

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